BYD‘s YangWang U9 electric supercar which was unveiled earlier this year, is undergoing testing on track. A video of YangWang U9 testing at the race track in China appeared on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging platform.
The performance EV attempts top speed before braking hard, causing the brake calipers to flash red due to tremendous braking torque. While this may look like an issue for a conventional passenger vehicle, it is nothing unusual for sports vehicles, whose ceramic brakes are intended to handle such conditions.
U9 is powered by a 4 electric motor setup with a total output of 808kW enabling a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 2.0 seconds flat. There is a 100 kWh battery with a CLTC range of 700 km according to BYD. It is built on the state-of-the-art e4 platform and has the DiSus-X suspension and stabilizing system, which allows it to drive on three wheels and even dance— something that brought massive attention to the YangWang brand and U9.
YangWang U9 was unveiled in January along with the U8 electric SUV, followed by a public debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. However, it is yet to go on sale and is anticipated to be formally launched (in China) during the first half of 2024.
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