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Chinese giant to produce a zero-emission vehicle capable of a sub three second 0-62mph time

Pictures purporting to show a new electric supercar being developed by Chinese car giant Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) have been leaked to the internet.

The pictures, which claim to show the new electric powered two-seater ahead of a planned world debut at the upcoming Beijing motor show, are accompanied by a series of unsubstantiated details suggesting the supercar will establish lofty new levels of zero-emission performance when it goes on sale later this year.

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Although no official details pertaining to the new electric supercar’s drivetrain have been released by BAIC, internet reports suggest it will be capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in less than 3.0sec and reach a top speed of 162mph.

Chinese sources also suggest that the new supercar boasts three driving models with varying ground clearances. They include Economy, with a ground clearance of 120mm; Comfort with 100mm and Race with 80mm. The car is also claimed to achieve a range of up to 186 miles 

At a suggested 4570mm in length, 2040mm in width and 1214mm in height, the secretive Chinese supercar is the same length, 90mm wider and 14mm higher than the Ferrari 458.It has also been reported that it rides on a wheelbase 15mm longer than the Ferrari 458, at 2800mm.

No date has been assigned to the car’s reveal.

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fadyady 2 April 2016

Tesla is far ahead

Tesla has not wasted any time. In the EV game their lead appears to be invincible for now. An electric sub-3 second roadster is no laughing matter but Tesla saloon performs the same feat.