Yoh! An Italian beauty in New York

A Pininfarina Battista in the Big Apple will make your weekend.

So what do you do when the world’s most iconic car designer builds the ultimate electric hyper car (as beautiful as can be) and then takes it to New York City for a photo shoot that makes you cry with jealousy?

Well, you cry some more of course because bru - take a look!

That LED strip out front is outrageous isn’t it, and it begs the question: Why has this never been a thing before? It looks amazing, as does the rest of it, but what more do you expect from an Italian coachbuilder with a history of designing some of the most beautiful cars in the world for some of the most iconic brands?

Here though, lonely and independent – now its very own car - we’re in love. New York is romantic, isn’t it, but New York with a Pininfarina Battista is the most romantic place in the universe.

Only 150 of these will be built at R37-million a pop so keep dem tears coming! Indeed, why such pretty things are only reserved for the super rich is beyond us. It’s a cruel-cruel world...

0-100km/h in under 2 seconds brought on by pure electricity makes it all the more cruel, and 1417kW makes it all the more staggering.

Indeed, this thing is alive. The reincarnation of the founder himself perhaps, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, enjoying a night out on that city that never sleeps.

It’s majestic, isn’t it? Ghostly almost. Slippery like a dream.