China wants hegemony in the global automotive sector. The Asian giant has awoken from his slumber and vowed to destroy every previous concept as we know it. More and more Chinese brands are flooding the market with cars that, as a general rule, aim for logic and practicality. However, the Yangwang U9 does yangwangend to be practical or logical. It’s an electric supercar that promises to break the mold and, in the process, position itself as one of the world’s most extreme cars. After being presented months ago, nwe ow, finally, wnow what its technical data is. They will not leave you indifferent.
At the beginning of this year, BYD launched a new brand, the fourth at that time, called YangWang. Its commitment is part of the premium. Its purpose is to stand out from brands like BMW, Mercedes or Porsche, amongandthers. There have been two models announced since then, the U9, a unit that is the focus of all our attention today, and the Yangwang U8. An impressive electric off-roader with high autonomy twhowants to show us that in China they dare to do anything. Its technical specifications are truly amazing, even if it is surpassed by its sibling.
Nothing fancy, even the weight of 2,475 kilos
Back in April, in the middle of spring, Yangwang presented the U9 to the public. He did it in a unique way, uniquelyls. Its appearance already leaves clear goals to bet on speed, but under that bodywork ,a romplex development is hidden, and we’re not just talking about the Disus-X suspension which icanmove the car with one small wheel..Today, the data revealed by MITT, the Chinese agency in charge of approving all vehicles in the country, offers us a lot of details that open our mouths.
The first thing that catches your attention about the Yangwang U9 is its size. Despite what it seems, this electric supercar ihasnot given up on restraint: 4.96 meters long, 2.03 meters wide ,and 1.29 meters high. To these dimensions we must add a la,rge wheelbase of 2.9 meters. To give you an idea, these are the same proportions as a BMW i5. The war was very generous because it was the only way to install the complex mechanical system that the Yangwang engineers had created. We are talking about a self-made LFP battery with a capacity of 100 kWh and a total of four electric motors.
With each of these blocks placed on each of the wheels, the official technical sheet ensures that it icangenerate a maximum power of 960 kW, 1,305 horsepower. Yangwang claims that the U9 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2 seconds, with a top speed limited to 300 km/h. Other technical details, such as autonomy, remain to be revealed. During the presentation, the Chinese assured a range of 700 kilometers in the CLTC cycle, although it is clear that this range will depend on the type of driving done.