Automobili Pininfarina Proud to support the British Library’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion’
Automobili Pininfarina, the Italian luxury car maker, has partnered with the British Library to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, with a landmark UK first – ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition.
The British Library’s ‘A Mind in Motion’ exhibition brings together highlights from three of Da Vinci’s remarkable Codex notebooks for the first time ever in the UK. The exhibition celebrates and reveals the inner workings of Leonardo’s complex mind and his fascination with motion – which he considered to be “the cause of all life”.
As the presenting partner, in homage to the inventor, the brand will exhibit the zero-emissions Battista hypercar on general public display in the UK for the first time. The car styled with a unique exterior finish will feature in a bespoke enclosure in the British Library’s main courtyard from 7th to 9th June.
The Battista is set to be the most powerful car ever produced in Italy. The car was designed by Chief Design Officer Luca Borgogno, whose challenge was to create aesthetically beautiful vehicle with classic supercar proportions, acceleration faster than a Formula 1 car, and a 300-mile electric range on a single charge.