Geneva Motor Show: The fastest road car in the world revealed – and it’s electric

It’s the most powerful street-legal car ever to come out of Italy. And when your competitors include Ferrari and Lamborghini, that’s some badge of honour.

It may even be the most powerful road car ever, although when you’re dealing with hypercars (the noun supercar is no longer sufficient) it’s a fine margin between first, second and third.

But being number one is not the most important thing. Nor that it costs £2m. What’s really special about the Pininfarina Battista, recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is this: it’s all-electric.