Rene Wollman has joined Automobili Pininfarina as program director, sportscars, and will be working on the Battista program.
Wollmann brings a wealth of experience, having most recently managed the launch of the AMG One hypercar.
He joins other experts working to launch the Battista, among them test and development driver Nick Heidfeld, chief technical officer Christian Jung and senior technical advisor Peter Tutzer.
Pininfarina has designed the Battista and will hand-build the luxury hyper GT in Italy at its famous Cambiano headquarters. The new electric car will have a 450km (280 miles) range and is expected to become an instant collector’s item, with no more than 150 scheduled to be built.