Pininfarina B95 revealed as 1874bhp topless hypercar

The ultra-exclusive, coachbuilt B95 is Automobili Pininfarina’s all-electric take on the roofless hypercar

Automobili Pininfarina has joined Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin with the launch of its own topless speedster. Called the B95, the model celebrates 95 years of the Pininfarina name, with its all-electric underpinnings carried over from the Rimac Nevera-based Battista. Debuting at Monterey Car Week, the B95 will enter production in 2025 with a run of just ten units priced at €4.4m (c£3.8m) a piece.

Launched as Pininfarina’s first modern coachbuilt model, the B95 features bespoke carbonfibre bodywork built around a carbonfibre monocoque chassis. Like the firm’s Battista hypercar (and the Rimac Nevera on which it’s based), it utilises a quad-motor powertrain with a dedicated motor for each wheel – not only does this make for an incredible power output, it also allows for full torque vectoring abilities. Combined, the motors are rated at the same 1874bhp and 1726lb ft as the Battista, with 0-62mph said to come in under 2sec and a top speed of over 186mph – for reference, its Battista sibling hits 62mph from standstill in 1.86sec and 217mph flat out.

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Behind staggered 20 and 21-inch forged aluminium wheels are 390mm carbon ceramic Brembo discs with six-piston calipers front and rear – sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tyres are also fitted as standard. It’s unclear what modifications have been made to the chassis in creating the roofless B95, but we do know that it features the same liquid-cooled 120kWh battery pack as the Battista, shielded by a carbonfibre shell and neatly packaged in the central tunnel and behind the seats. 

The B95’s design is inspired by the striking Pura Vision design concept launched earlier this month, with its bespoke carbonfibre bodywork giving the barchetta a unique, muscular stance. The roofless design enables a panoramic view out from behind the wheel, and while there isn’t a tradition windscreen, the B95 uses a pair of trick adjustable aero screens – these clear polycarbonate units are designed to improve passenger comfort on the move, taking inspiration from aviation with intricate exposed aluminium supports.

Paolo Dellachà, Chief Executive Officer, Automobili Pininfarina, said: ‘The launch of the Pura Vision design concept then unlocked a new design philosophy for all future models from our brand, across a spectrum of different segments. Now, our new Barchetta shows how these design principles can be applied – with a retro-futuristic vision fusing classic motorsport themes with the latest technological innovations, materials and processes.’

Just 10 examples of the Pininfarina B95 will be sold worldwide, with every car set to be completely bespoke.  Prices start from €4.4m (c£3.8m), and first deliveries are scheduled for 2025.

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