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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A Chinese Hongqi S9 hypercar featured with the new face and style

Recently, a Chinese company kicked off the automotive world, through the company called First Automobile Works (FAW) is known for its truck products in several Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia.
Hongqi S9 hybrid-powered hypercar was the result of collaboration of the FAW with Silk EV and started to touch on the road in the 2022. (Picture from: Motor1)
It seems that the company who owned the Hongqi (means 'red flag') brand is seriously intended to expand its business when introduces its hypercar made named the Hongqi S9 recently at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show along with its sibling, a luxorious sedan concept named the Hongqi L-Concept as quoted of Motor1.
Hongqi S9 hybrid-powered hypercar was designed by Walter De Silva, a famous auto designer who was involved in the design of the third generation of the Audi V6 and the Scirocco in 2005. (Picture from: Motor1)
Actually, the Hongqi S9 hypercar prototype once greeted the world's automotive anthutiasts in Europe when it was displayed at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show along with its sibling Hongqi E115, a fully electric powered SUV prototype. Today, the S9 appearance is much different from the one that had appeared in Frankfurt. Well, it looks those production version Hongqi hypercar had massive changed up to its current form.
Hongqi S9 hybrid-powered hypercar has a sleek body profile like common European-made hypercars. (Picture from: Motor1)
Now, the Chinese hypercar has an appearence like a common European-made hypercar, such Ferrari or Koenigsegg though. It seems that the change of face for the Hongqi's production version is intended to attract more interest from customers. 
Hongqi S9 hypercar uses a hybrid V8 Turbo power system that enabling the hypercar to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 1.9 seconds and its top speed reaches up to 400 kph. (Picture from: Motor1)
That's why now the Hongqi S9 design is worked by Walter De Silva, a famous auto designer who was involved in the design of the third generation of the Audi V6 and the Scirocco in 2005, when he was head of design for the Volkswagen Group.
Hongqi S9 hybrid-powered hypercar has a carbon fiber body and featured with butterfly door type. (Picture from: Motor1)
It was also stated that the Hongqi S9 itself is a hypercar result of the collaboration between the FAW and an Italian EV start-up company, named Slik EV. In addition to having a stunning design, this hypercar is said to have the potential for extraordinary performance.
Hongqi S9 hypercar's pricetag is estimated touching of 2 million (US. $2.2 million) and reportedly, will be produced in a limited number of only 99 units. (Picture from: Motor1)
It is said that the Hongqi S9 will be equipped by a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 4,000 cc V8 Twin Turbo engine combined with an electric motor so that it can give off a total power of up to 1,400 hp. So it is claimed that the S9 hypercar can accelerate from rest to 100 kph in just 1.9 seconds.
However, there is still no official price announcement (estimated, its pricetag touching of €2 million or approx. US. $2.2 million), it is only mentioned that the Hongqi S9 will be marketed starting next year and will be produced in a limited number of only 99 units. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | ]
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