Ora Lightning Cat bows in production form
Ora, an electric car brand owned by Great Wall Group, previewed the Lightning Cat EV at the Paris Motor Show a while ago, and now, the car officially debuts as the flagship in its own lineup.
In terms of size, the Ora Lightning Cat is comparable with the Toyota Camry and Mazda 6. It comes based on a modified version of the carmaker’s own platform called L.E.M.O.N. and suspiciously resembles the Porsche Panamera in overall proportions and design, despite being a fastback.
The interior has five seats and a exudes a sporty aura. The dash gauges are digital, but encased in three separate wells (the underlying screen has a diagonal size of 10.25 inches). The head unit has a 12.3-inch screen, and other niceties on board include a HUD, adaptive cruise control, and 360-degree cameras. There is even a Level 2 self-driving suite installed with 10 cameras and 18 radars to go by.
In its most basic spec, the Lightning Cat utilizes an electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp / 150 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque. A single charge gets you as far as 555 km (345 miles), the manufacturer claims. Opting for the top spec nets you two motors with 408 PS (402 hp / 300 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque total. Its range is slightly superior at 600 km (373 miles), but it’s probably worth keeping in mind that the Chinese measurement standard used may or may not be accurate.
Editor Andrew Raspopov