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Xiaomi launches its first electric sports car with 431 hp and a range of 520 km

Written by Valdemar Medeiros
Published 30/09/2023 às 12:23
Xiaomi launches its first electric sports car with 431 hp and a range of 520 km
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Xiaomi launches its first electric car. Delivering 431 horsepower, Xiaomi's electric car could cost R$200.

Last year, Xiaomi announced the financing of startup Gongjianpai Auto Technology. Now, its first product has just arrived and it's no smartphone. This is the SSC SC-01, an electric sports car, but with characteristics of classic combustion models.

Xiaomi electric car delivers 431 horsepower

In Chinese, the sports vehicle is called XiaoPaoChe, which, in Portuguese, is something similar to “small sports car”. Hence the acronym SSC (Small Sport Car). The model weighs just 1.370 kg due to its tubular steel chassis.

In this way, the 431 horsepower and all-wheel drive offered by the two electric motors are enough to take Xiaomi's electric car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3,5 seconds. The vehicle's batteries have a capacity of 60 kWh, with a declared range of 520 km and charging from 30% to 80% in 25 minutes.

The 18-inch wheels are fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires. Disc brakes have six pistons at the front and four at the rear. According to Xiaomi, it is a superior set to those of the Porsche 911 GT3. The dynamics of the electric car are further enhanced by the shock absorbers, pushrod suspension and steering column with aluminum joints.

Inside, there is an LCD instrument panel and a three-spoke sports steering wheel covered in leather. The center console is not equipped with an armrest, with only the rotary gear selector and electric window controls. On the roof, the model has a button panel that includes the air conditioning and windshield wiper controls, VL2 system.

Xiaomi electric car will cost R$205.905 

On the exterior of the vehicle, there are full LED headlights, LED taillights, an automatic retractable roof, while the interior offers a digital cluster and a three-spoke sports steering wheel with a flat bottom and circular controls. The SSC SC-01 is a small two-door roadster with a strong Italian inspiration in its lines, measuring 4,105 m long, 1,830 m wide, 1,160 m high and with a wheelbase of 2,500 m.

The new Chinese electric vehicle It is not equipped with a multimedia center. The Esportivo's seats are shell and covered in Alcantara, so that its proposal is faithfully followed. The official price of the SSC SC-01 has not yet been officially released, however, there are reports that it will be sold in the range of US$41.300, the equivalent of R$205.905. Its arrival on the Chinese market is scheduled for 2024.

Xiaomi will invest 10 billion dollars in the electric car sector

The multinational Xiaomi recently obtained essential approval to manufacture electric cars in China. This is another step by the company towards the start of production of electric vehicles by the beginning of next year.

According to sources, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which regulates new investment and production capacity in China's vehicle industry, gave approval to Xiaomi this month. The Chinese company had promised an investment of US$10 billion over a decade in the automobile sector.

While awaiting approval, the company advanced with the venture, completing the construction of facilities capable of producing up to 200 electric cars per year in Beijing, according to a report in the state-run Beijing Daily newspaper. The company's goal is to mass produce its first electric cars in the first half of 2024.

Valdemar Medeiros

Journalist in training, specialist in creating content with a focus on SEO actions. Writes about the Automotive Industry, Renewable Energy and Science and Technology

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