The Chinese built an electric car with acceleration to “hundreds” in 1.8 seconds

The Chinese built an electric car with acceleration to “hundreds” in 1.8 seconds


WM Motors has built an electric Guanjun prototype and is set to unveil it to the public on August 29 at the Chengdu Auto Show. This car has nothing in common with the serial Weltmeister W6, which supposedly formed the basis, and the declared characteristics are surprising at all. So, according to WM Motors itself, the track car is equipped with batteries with a capacity of 140 kilowatt-hours and accelerates to “hundreds” in 1.8 seconds.

It is really quite difficult to identify the compact crossover W6 in Guanjun (translated from Chinese – champion): there are similarities only in the contour of the glazing and mirrors. The rest of the prototype looks like a purely track car, and with a body kit that would be more suitable for the Pikes Peak participants. The purpose of the huge splitter, rear wing and spoiler is to increase the pressure of the car to the road so that you can realize the full potential of the electric car.

From a WM Motors LinkedIn post, Guanjun was equipped with two electric motors with a combined output of 600 kilowatts (816 horsepower). The liquid-cooled 140 kilowatt-hour battery with a composite power structure operates at 400 volts and is FIA homologated. From zero to one hundred, the car “fires” in 1.8 seconds, that is, it is faster than the Rimac Nevera (1.97 s) and the Czinger 21C (1.9 s).

At the same time, the serial Weltmeister W6 has a much more modest power-to-weight ratio: an electric motor with 160 kilowatts (218 forces and 225 Nm) and a battery with a capacity of 69 kilowatt-hours. The electric crossover spends 7.9-8.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour, depending on the equipment option.

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