YangWang unveils pure electric U9 supercar

YangWang electric U9 supercar on road in front of sunset
YangWang electric U9 supercar

BYD has unveiled the first pure electric supercar model U9 under its high-end sub-brand, YANGWANG, priced at RMB 1.68 million (A$362,064).

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With its distinctive ‘hypercar’ design, the YANGWANG U9 is powered by two core technologies—the e4 platform and the DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System, seamlessly integrating track performance and street adaptability.

The e4 Platform is a power system with four independent electric motors as its core, featuring agile and precise and four-wheel independent torque output control, bringing users the ultimate in safety, performance, and experience. The YANGWANG U9 packs a whopping 1,300 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1680N·m.

In recent tests, the YANGWANG U9 reached a top speed of 309.19km/h and can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.36 seconds, with 0-400m acceleration in only 9.78 seconds.

The U9’s thermal management system has been fined-tuned to better resist high temperatures, resulting in a 100% increase in maximum cooling capacity. The Blade Battery facilitates discharging and cooling functions and Dual Plug-in Ultra-fast charging technology boasts a maximum charging power of 500kW.

Close up of electric supercar's sleek interior cabin
The U9’s futuristic interior (Image: YangWang)

The YANGWANG U9 is equipped with 12 sets of active and passive aerodynamic packages to reduce drag coefficient and enhance heat dissipation efficiency. It boasts a super carbon-fiber cabin that contributes to unprecedented torsional stiffness and ensures comprehensive safety.

The YANGWANG U9 is equipped with the DiLink150 intelligent platform, powered by customized 4nm 5G chips. Specifically designed for track driving, it boasts an intelligent racing assistance, providing extensive track driving services with detailed information.

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Initially the car will only be sold in China and there are reportedly no immediate plans for the YangWang brand to be sold in Australia.

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