BAIC Electric Supercar Aims For Tesla’s Premium EV Market Segment
Some leaked images of what’s supposedly an electric supercar being built by China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) have hit the Internet.
According to Autocar, the images “claim to show the new electric powered two-seater ahead of a planned world debut at the upcoming Beijing motor show.”
In addition to the pair of images, some specs have apparently leaked out too, but there’s no way to verify any of these figures right now:
“Although no official details pertaining to the new electric supercar’s drivetrain have been released by BAIC, internet reports suggest it will be capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in less than 3.0 sec and reach a top speed of 162mph.”
This car will reportedly make it to production by the end of this year. However, we highly doubt this to be accurate though.
Some additional details come to us via “Chinese sources” –
“… the new supercar boasts three driving models with varying ground clearances. They include Economy, with a ground clearance of 120mm; Comfort with 100mm and Race with 80mm. The car is also claimed to achieve a range of up to 186 miles”
“At a suggested 4570mm in length, 2040mm in width and 1214mm in height, the secretive Chinese supercar is the same length, 90mm wider and 14mm higher than the Ferrari 458.”
We’re highly suspect of this, as BAIC has made no official announcement and there seems to be only a few undisclosed sources being cited for this information, but still an interesting development to potentially be aware of nonetheless.