Marvel at this 1,835-PS China-made hypercar
Shenzhen-based startup Farnova Automotive has unveiled its first production car, a coupe-shaped track weapon named Othello with dual electric motors and 1,835 PS (1,810 hp / 1,350 kW).
The peak torque at the wheels amounts to mountain-moving 12,000 Nm (8,850 lb-ft). Outfitted like this, the hypercar zaps 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.8 seconds, reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in 8.5 seconds, and maxes out at 420 km/h (261 mph).
At 4,670 mm (182.4 inches) long, 2,080 mm (81.25”) wide and 1,145 mm (44.7”) tall with 2,670 mm (104.3”) between the axles, the Othello manages to weigh in at just 1,350 kilos (2,976 lbs). Among other things, this was made possible thanks to a reasonably sized 75-kWh traction battery, which the company claims still grants it around 600 kilometers (373 miles) of NEDC-rated driving range.
Swedish company Northvolt will produce the batteries. Assistance will also be provided by Qiantu Motors, which showed its “first China-made all-electric supercar” – the Q50 – six years ago (watch the attached video for details). Qiantu is not producing anything at the moment and is willing to rent out its industrial capacities to Farnova.
The production is set to begin in 2022. Prices are expected to start from 1.86 million Yuan (a touch under $288,000 USD at the time of writing). Farnova points out that it intends to prioritize mass-market sedans and crossover SUVs going forward, rather than supercars. It also wants to enter the commercial EV market, including the electric bus segment.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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