Anand Mahindra is known to be pretty active on Twitter and regularly tweets about matters ranging from Mahindra group vehicles to social and economic issues. However, a recent incident left Twitterati in splits which involved Mr. Anand Mahindra and a Twitter user. The Mahindra group honcho posted a video of the recently unveiled supercar by a company his group owns. The car in question here is the Automobili Pininfarina Battista, which has been in news for reportedly being the most powerful car. However, one Twitter user decided to pitch the quintessential Indian question which wee ask before deciding upon any car, the ‘Kitna Deti Hai’ question. This is what he tweeted:
Sir, kitna deti hai? 😀
— Highly Placed Source (@vox_assamanipur) March 6, 2019
To let you know, the Pininfarina Battista is an electric hypercar which means the ‘Kitna deti hai’ thing is pointless for it. But what makes this even better is the fitting reply Anand Mahindra gave to the Twitter user. He replied that ” Sirji, electric hai..Shock deti hai! 😁”. This witty reply won the twitter for the day and gave a light moment to everybody. Here is what Mr. Mahindra Tweeted:
Sirji, electric hai..Shock deti hai!
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 6, 2019
While Anand Mahindra had in past been known for his sarcastic replies and witty remarks, this one was certainly among the best we have seen coming from his Twitter account. His reply sparked a ton of other comments on Twitter, hailing him for his witty comment. The Mahindra headman posted this video after many of his Indian Twitter followers asked for a better angle at the car. The Pininfarina Battista has got a lot of involvement from India due to its Indian connect (Mahindra Group owns Pininfarina).
Talking about the car behind all this hilarious scene, the Pininfarina Battista employs 120 kWh lithium-ion battery to propel itself to speeds up till 350 km/h. The same battery pack is also used on another very famous electric supercar, the Rimac’s C-Two. The Pininfarina Battista gets an all-wheel-drive system and each wheel gets an individual electric motor for it. The motors get highly efficient torque vectoring system that produces an earth shattering 1,900 Bhp of power and 2,300 Nm of Torque! Well those are some numbers that are not present on many cars right now.
Another interesting point here is that because it is electric powertrain, The Battista has torque available right from the start. This enables the Battista to fly from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds! Further, the car can go to 300 km/h in less than 12 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 350 km/h. Pininfarina will also offer a performance package that will provide an extended range of 450 km.
The Battista also received inputs from the Mahindra Racing Formula E team during its development, Mahindra’s Formula E division excels in electric car racing at the global level and has many wins to its credit till date. The Battista also gets ‘natural sound’ and not any recorded artificial sound. The bodywork of the Battista gets tuned to provide a unique sound experience in the vehicle. Interestingly, the driver will be able to choose a bespoke sound that will be generated through the combination of wind noise, airflow, HVAC system, electric motors, and the carbon monocoque resonance. Now that’s some interesting technology which makes us feel proud of the company.
While we would like to congratulate Mr Mahindra for the big feat Pininfarina has achieved, we also request to keep his witty mode set to high on Twitter and continue giving us such moments.