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The All-New Fully Electric Ferrari
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari made a debut of its own. This reveal was equivalent to the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista is a fully electric hypercar at $2.3 million USD. With the debut of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the same show, the Pininfarina is a jab at their unveiling. With over 400 more horsepower, this fully electric Ferrari is basically the company’s way of showing off. No offense to the competitors, but wow. Who would’ve expected such an amazing EV Ferrari? This was always a consideration but felt more like a rumor. Now, it’s as true as true could ever be.
Four Electric Motors with 1,873 Horsepower
The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista doesn’t sport the usual mid-engine Ferrari V8. This time, the company takes it a major step forward. Rather than a combustion engine, this car contains four electric motors. These motors are capable of producing 1,873 horsepower. Furthermore, with zero emissions! Wow, that is quite the accomplishment. Ferrari is shaping a pathway for the future. Although there’s nothing wrong with a Ferrari V8, it was time for the company to venture forward. With this setup, Ferrari is preparing well for the upcoming majority EV era. Combustion engines are amazing feats of engineering, but everything comes to an end.
Worth $2.3 Million USD? Yes!
So, is the Ferrari Pininfarina Battista worth $2.3 million? Yes! While the MSRP says so, this car is probably worth it. This car has an amazingly stylish exterior with a powerhouse EV setup. How could one go wrong? Electric motors deliver instantaneous power, so there’s no more delays on the throttle! This car will surely hit 60 mph in most likely under 3 seconds. The plan for the company is to release the model in the 2020 year. Depending on the release period, it may be a 2020 or 2021 model. Pininfarina came through with another phenomenal design. Overall, the Battista is an amazing accomplishment and deserves the utmost respect.
Debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti made one of its biggest debuts to date. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire stunned the crowd as a single model limited edition. At $18.9 million USD after taxes, this car is quite amazing. The Noire is one-off vehicle inspired by Jean Bugatti’s legendary 57SC Atlantic. Unfortunately, the 57SC Atlantic went missing during the pre-WWII era. Regardless, this Bugatti is an absolute masterpiece that remembers a historic model.
1,500 Horsepower W16 Engine
To no surprise, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire packs some major power. Under the “hood”, is a 1,500 horsepower W16 engine. More figures are yet to be known, but this engine is an absolute powerhouse. This has been quite the year at Geneva as the Noire isn’t the only 1,000+ horsepower reveal. But, this has also been seen as somewhat controversial. Why? Because many people wonder why these vehicles are not fully electric, or at least hybrid. But, to each their own!
Sometimes, a car needs to pay homage to its heritage and stick more traditional. The Noire is a great example of why. With only one model on the street, the emissions will probably be less than a cow produces. Especially, with the minimal time it’ll actually see the road. But, obviously, EVs are and will be the future. There is no exception to this rule. It’s better to start adapting now rather than when it’s too late…
Wow! $6.4 Million USD in Taxes!
As with every luxury good, there are taxes on Bugatti models. At these prices, obviously it’s not cheap. With a MSRP of $12.5 million USD, taxes alone skyrockets the price to $18.9 million USD. What? Why? How!? Yep, that is no joke. A whopping total of $6.4 million USD in taxes. With that money, the owner could buy a Divo, which comes in slightly under $6 million USD. Or, maybe two Chiron models at slightly under $3 million per unit. Either way, whomever buys this car is paying as much in taxes for this one vehicle as 610 average families in the U.S.. So, in the end, having money doesn’t really mean tax exemption. But, there’s no reason to dive into a dispute!
Hitting the Drive-Thru in Style
Recently, a spike in hitting the drive-thru in style is occurring worldwide. Firstly, there was the McLaren P1 GTR at McDonald’s. Now, there is the Koenigsegg Regera at In-N-Out Burger. YouTube channel Whitesse JR has a video displaying this unique event including the time beforehand. To make this even crazier, Christian Von Koenigsegg is at the wheel himself!
The Regera is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car. The initial unveil was at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As per a fun fact, Regera means “to reign” or “to rule” in Swedish. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car does rule the road. Now, let’s dive a bit deeper into the Regera!
The Beastly Regera Sports Car
Discussing horsepower, the Koenigsegg Regera is a beast. With over 1,500 horsepower, this car boasts around 700 electrical horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. The rest is from its powerhouse twin-turbo V8 engine. The electrical power is possible thanks to the support of a 4.5-kWh 800-V flooded liquid cooled battery. Obviously, this sports car is no joke. Furthermore, the 2018 Regera has an estimated MSRP of $2,000,000. Wow! Imagine driving a vehicle worth as much as a 5,000 plus square foot house with enhancements. Furthermore, in the In-N-Out drive-thru. Overall, the Regera is truly a stunning collector’s vehicle.
The only way this would be more ridiculous is if it was the Naked Carbon Regera.
“Two Milkshakes!” – Mr. Koenigsegg
Well, the main fact of the story is that a Koenigsegg Regera driven by Mr. Koenigsegg himself drove-thru In-N-Out. But, it’s time for the most important part of the story. What did Christian Von Koenigsegg order? Well… unfortunately, just two milkshakes. What!? How did he not step it up and grub down on a 4×4, aka Quad Quad, from the Not-So-Secret menu? Or, even just a Double-Double? Either way, the Regera is an amazing sports car. Hence, it is an honor to witness one absolutely anywhere.
Note: The featured image is the YouTube thumbnail from Whitesse JR‘s video.