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1,300 hp BYD YANGWANG U9 Is Ready To Redefine Electric Supercar Segment

The electric supercar category is still in its nascent stage and the Chinese auto maker is looking to make giant strides to get an early-mover advantage.

BYD YANGWANG U9 electric supercar has been launched in the Chinese market. We have not seen all that many contenders in this space even from the legacy supercar makers. The thought of an aerodynamically superior and insanely hard-accelerating supercar with an electric powertrain might seem counter-intuitive to many.

But there are not many appropriate use cases of the instant torque delivery inherently associated with electric powertrains. Sure, the energy consumption will be high. But then again, supercar owners are often willing to make that sacrifice for the utmost driving pleasure. BYD’s high-end performance brand, YANGWANG caters to those potential buyers. U9 is its latest offering with a price of 1.68 million RMB ($237,000) in China.

BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar Front Three Quarters
BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar Front Three Quarters

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BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar – Specs

The specification table of the Chinese electric supercar is quite impressive. The EV is propelled using 4 electric motors (one on each wheel) to produce a combined output of a whopping 1,300 hp and 1,680 Nm of maximum power and torque. Underpinned by the e4 platform, the BYD DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System allows a top speed of a spine-chilling 309.19 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.36 seconds.

This BYD DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System allows the supercar to achieve a maximum adjustable suspension travel of upto 75 mm. The electric supercar possesses BYD’s trademark Blade Battery ensuring a maximum of 500 kW DC ultra-fast charging capabilities using 800 V architecture. The EV uses a Super Carbon-fiber Cabin and next-generation CTB technology for unprecedented body strength.

In order to maximize the aerodynamic efficiency, the YANGWANG U9 comes with 12 sets of active and passive aerodynamic packages to reduce drag coefficient and enhance heat dissipation efficiency. A fine-tuned thermal management system takes care of the cooling needs of the electric sedan.

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Platforme4 (800 V)
Electric Motors4
Power1,300 hp (969 kW)
Torque1,680 Nm (1,239 lb-ft)
Top Speed309.19 km/h (192.12 mph)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)2.36 seconds
Charging500 kW DC

BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar – Tech-Savvy Cabin & Features

Just like the exterior, even the inside of the car is well thought out. It boasts myriad modern amenities and top-notch materials to reassure the owners that they are sitting in a high-end supercar. The cockpit is based on the DiLin150 intelligent platform which is powered by customized 4 nm 5G chips. Other notable features include intelligent race assistance, two 14-way adjustable front seats, a Dynaudio Evidence Series high-end audio system for an immersive experience, a 10.25-inch digital driver’s instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch infotainment display and an optional 10.25-inch third display for the passenger.

BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar Interior - Dashboard, Steering, Display Screens
BYD YANGWANG U9 Electric Supercar Interior - Dashboard, Steering, Display Screens

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Learn Electric Cars Says

BYD has been coming up with entirely new sub-brands to rule the global automobile market. Its focus is unequivocally on electric cars. It briefly overtook Tesla in total EV sales in the last quarter of CY2023. The Chinese carmaker is clearly aiming to dominate the global market with its products. It has already commenced operations in many countries in Europe and Asia.

What is the most advantageous aspect of the BYD brand is that it offers vehicles from the entry-level to supercars. There are dedicated brands under the BYD umbrella to single-pointedly focus on a particular domain. In fact, BYD cars are primarily the reason why Tesla offers so many discounts on its models, particularly in the Chinese market. The competitive prices of BYD cars are just too difficult to compete with. As we advance, it would be interesting to see how well people receive the Chinese EVs across the world.

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