What is it like on the inside?
Open the buttery doors, which take part of the sill with them, and you don’t need to be a gymnast to get into the Battista. In fact, you can slide over the squishy bolsters rather than dropping yourself into high-sided rigid race-style bucket seats. This is all part of the Battista’s intended appeal: that it’s a usable GT car first, and absolute rocketship second.
The interior is super simple – a trio of screens all gathered around the driver. The smallest central display attached to the steering column shows your speed and driving mode, the touchscreen on the left shows charging status, details what each driving mode means and lets you adjust the seat and steering wheel, while the one on the right takes care of aircon and music.
We’re big fans of the blue suede seats (one of Elvis’ lesser-known hits), and all the matte carbon (chunky knit on the exposed tub, tighter weave on the interior components) and quilted leather. The rule is clear – if you’re going to charge many millions for a car you need to take every opportunity to swathe it in expensive materials. Case in point – the exterior of our test car, finished in exposed carbon at no-doubt huge expense. Up close, it’s astonishing, from a distance it just looks browny-black. We’d go with a punchier paint colour and celebrate your success.