BAIC Unveils Arcfox-7 Electric Supercar




Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) launched its new electric supercar called Arcfox-7 at the recent Beijing Motor Show.

The electric BAIC revealed in Beijing mostly matches up with the leaked info and images we obtained awhile back.

BAIC says that the Arcfox-7 will go on sale in late 2016 in China at a price that hasn’t yet been disclosed.

Horsepower checks in at 603, with 0 to 60 MPH expected in less than 3 seconds.

Arcfox-7 is the top-of-the-line model in what BAIC refers to as the Arcfox series of electric cars. The arcfox-1, a tiny electric SUV, will be positioned at the bottom of the lineup.

Some additional details on the Arxfox-7 electric supercar, via Autocar, include:

“Powering the Arcfox-7 is a 6.6kWh battery pack connected to a 603bhp electric motor. The car’s kerb weight is 1755kg, and stopping power is provided by carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers at the front, and four-piston calipers at the rear.”

“According to official figures, the Arcfox-7 can reach 60mph in less than 3.0sec and has a top speed of 162mph. The Arcfox-7 can reportedly run for 186 miles on electric power – much less than the Tesla’s 316-mile range.”

And yes…it sort of looks like a BMW i8 clone.

Editor’s Note:ย  Yes the source quote spec does say 6.6 kWh, but it is obviously not.ย  In actual fact a poorly chosen figure of 66.6 kWh is on board.

Here’s an image of Arcfox-1, an open-top, tiny electric SUV:

BAIC Arcfox-1

BAIC Arcfox-1

There’s no indication from BAIC as to whether or not any of its Arcfox models will be sold outside of China, but BAIC does have small operations here in the U.S., so it’s possible that in the far-off future its electric cars could be sold here.

Source: Autocar

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186 miles on a 6.6kWh pack?

Gotta b a misprint.

It’s the new tech…we would explain it, but you wouldn’t understand.

Obviously the source quote (and all English press releases given from the show) are incorrect. We ran down the number from BAIC and it has a 66.6 kWh…which also seems like an unfortunate number.

604 HP from 66.6 kWh still seems incredible. We’re talking almost 7C discharge rate. Tesla P90DL (450 kW / 90) is only 5C discharge as well as SparkEV (105 / 19 = 5.5C).

Not at all. Even the LEAFs 24 kWh pack has a peak power rating of 200 kW (268 hp), not the 80 kW that the alternator can handle.

Or maybe they took a page from Teslas playbook and summed up the max power for each motor, even though the system can’t run all at max simultaneously…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Weโ€™re talking almost 7C discharge rate.”

Gen I (2011/2012) Volt, 112kW out of 16kWh = 7C.

10C is possible without too much worry on degradation with good liquid cooling design.

Unfortunate? The number of the beast for a beast of a BEV seems pretty suitable ๐Ÿ˜‰

The little SUV could get 66,7 kWh ๐Ÿ˜‰

Or the biggest breakthrough in drive train efficiency the world has yet seen ???
My $$ are on a “typo”

That must be the power draw to get up to top speed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Not only range, but 603 HP from 6.6kW? What is that, like capacitor bank? Typo or maybe just more smoke.

Looks like a cheesy Lambo to me. I’ll pass.

“BAIC says that the Arcfox-7 will go on sale in late 2016 in China at a price that hasnโ€™t yet been disclosed.”

Translation: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

(The wheels on the Arcfox1 look like starfish)

But just think if you own one..all the brassiereless chinese women will be checking you out!

And what’s with the “tiny SUV” designation? It’s just a boxy-ish style convertible-top 2-seater, with, AFAICS, no luggage space at all.

Look at the 2 images above. The model 1 is the tiny SUV. 7 is the supercar.

The Arcfox-1 looks like an interesting little runabout, but I’d be leery of doing any open air motoring in China.

It actually looks somewhat decent..

I bet there is a huge discount to European luxury cars.. Maybe only $150K?

66.6kwh the devils in the details.

Finally someone has worked out what to do with the space where the radiator used to be!

I like it, an empty box full of blue lights – revolutionary. Hopefully the lights flicker in a way that makes it look like it is sparking and it makes a crackling sound as it speeds up.

Maybe they could put a Jacob’s ladder where each of the exhausts would be on a regular car so big glowing arc’s could drift out of the rear of the car.