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The Automotive world has yet to sink in the 1.9sec 0-100kmph acceleration of the Tesla Roadster. It is by far the quickest production car ever made. Or is it?
Xing Mobility, a Taipei-based startup, is working on a 1,341bhp monster of an Electric Supercar. What makes it stand out is that, it can perform well on-road as well as off-road. The car is AWD, thanks to the 350V motors on each wheel. Hence, the EV is capable of 'Torque-Vectoring'.
The Miss R has a claimed 0-100kmph time of 1.8sec (which is 0.1 seconds faster than the Tesla; Though it doesn't feel like a huge difference, each part of a second is crucial in a drag race). Another bold claim is that it can go from 0-200kmph in just 5.1sec.
The car's power source will employ the brand's‘Xing Battery System', which is a patented immersion cooling technology. It consists of 42 Li-ion cells stacked in a LEGO-like module. The setup sits in a non-conductive 3M Novec 7200 Engineering Fluid.
The Miss R's battery gives out 1MW with its 98 modules holding 4,116 cells. Xing Mobility also plan to employ a battery-swap system, allowing the replacement of the entire battery pack in under 5 minutes.
Xing Mobility's CEO and co-founder, Royce YC Hong say that their product will offer ‘game-changing performance levels and driving experiences that are otherwise that are otherwise impossible to achieve in a gasoline-powered vehicle'.
The performance claims of the Tesla Roadster took the world on fire and made a strong statement that EVs can offer both performance and range. With the Miss R's arrival, that statement will hold ground even more firmly. Maybe it won't be as practical and reliable as a Tesla, but still, it would be one great EV choice for both on-road and off-road.