While the Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 or Aton Martin Valhalla might be on your A list (if you can afford it) or set as your PC wallpaper (if you can’t), this wonder supercar will live in your subconscious for long enough to not ignore.
Chinese automotive group BYD under its luxury sub-brand Yangwang, has revealed a fully-electric supercar that has more tricks up its sleeve than you would presume. The Yangwang U9 EV boasts DiSus-X vehicle body control system that the automaker claims to be the most advanced of its type in the global industry. All this while keeping in mind the production-ready supercar is not just a concept or prototype.
The electric supercar set to debut later this year stole all the limelight at the Shanghai Motor Show, and is here to catch the Prancing Horses or the Raging Bulls off guard with features that’ll make any motorhead go bonkers. The car’s chassis and kinetic power of the Disus-X suspension system lend it the ability to bunny hop like a low rider on steroids – readying itself by lowering the stance a little like a predator, and then launching all four wheels off the ground. This ability is attributed to the in-house developed intelligent body control system that’s set the cat among the pigeons for established supercar makers. If that’s not startling enough, U9 can also drive for miles with a missing wheel (if you get a flat tire) thanks to its intelligent suspension system.
Under the hood too this supercar is no slouch either with four electric motors churning out 820kW/1680Nm and a torque ranging from 236 lb-ft and 310 lb-ft per motor, making the car go from 0-60mph in under 2 seconds. If we are to believe BYD, the supercar’s battery gives it an impressive range of 435 miles on a single charge. Other than this, there’s not much revealed by BYD about the supercar, so we’ll have to wait for more information.
When the Yangwang U9 EV will be finally launched sometime later this year in China, it’ll carry a price tag of over ¥1,000,000 ($145,350) which is comparatively affordable when compared to popular supercars from ace brands.