This is the fastest Chinese: the BYD Yangwang U9 supercar is the Chinese alternative to Rimac Neveri

Supercars of a new age

BYD Yangwang U9
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With a starting price of $233,500, the BYD Yangwang U9 challenges the limits of electric performance, standing alongside supercars like the Rimac Nevera. With up to 1,306 horsepower and a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.36 seconds, the U9 is not only a supercar, but a technological gem that promises the future of supercars, even from a land that was really not known for such cars.

BYD Yangwang U9, with a length of almost 5 meters, boasts advanced technology and impressive capabilities. It is equipped with a capacity battery 80 kWh, which provides a range of up to 450 km and supports the innovative simultaneous charging function, cuts the waiting time for charging by half, as two batteries are charged. Its four-motor drive offers a total output of 960 kW (1,306 HP) and a torque of 1,680 Nm, allowing it to exceed the performance of models with a 12-cylinder engine.

In comparison with Rimac Nevero, considered the benchmark in the world of electric supercars with over 1,900 horsepower and a 0-100 km/h time of less than 2 seconds, the U9 offers a more affordable yet still remarkably comparable performance alternative. Although the Rimac remains the leader in absolute power and acceleration, the BYD Yangwang U9 brings innovative technology and impressive performance that is more accessible to a wider range of motoring enthusiasts. For just a fraction of the money. Rimac's unbelievable cost is 2.2 million dollars.

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With the U9 model, BYD not only offers competition in the electric supercar segment, but also sets new standards in the accessibility of this technology, with the promise of a lifetime warranty on the battery, engine and electronic controls for first owners and a six-year warranty or up to 150,000 kilometers, which further emphasizes its commitment to quality and sustainability.

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BYD Yangwang U9 is not only a response to Rimac Nevere's challenge, but a statement about the power and potential of electric vehicles. With impressive performance figures and advanced technology, the U9 represents the pinnacle of the electric era in the world of supercars, but also offers a glimpse into the future, where high performance and technological advancements are accessible to a wider audience. Sending a clear signal to the industry that the electric revolution is here, the BYD Yangwang U9 proves that the dream of high-end electric supercars is already a reality. Above all, it makes it clear. The Chinese are here and we will touch every segment of the auto industry.

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