BYD: Roofless, No-Windscreen Electric Supercar Unveiled

By: | April 30th, 2024

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The Chinese automotive company and the world’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD released a new supercar concept called Super 9. The model is released via the company’s premium brand – Fang Cheng Bao. The Super 9 which is headed for production features scissor doors, no windscreen, and no roof, making the vehicle a combination of luxury and technology.

BYD’s high-end brand Fang Cheng Bao has only focused on electric SUVs and has only released the model Leopard 5 (PHEV), with already shown concepts for the Leopard 3 and Leopard 8. However, with the Super 9, the company is aiming to enter the supercar market. According to the conference, the production version will be called Bao 9 and will likely be battery-electric. Similar roofless designs have already been introduced by the McLaren Elva and Aston Martin V12 Speedster.

Some other features of this two-seater also include a dual cockpit which is separated by the bodywork, integrated carbon fiber seats, and a cockpit design similar to a fighter jet, alongside a Formula One-style steering wheel. On the other hand, the chassis is made out of carbon fiber for weight reduction, taking into account the heavy battery pack.

However, no further information such as when the Bao 9 will be available on the market is publicly known.

BYD was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. The company dominates global EV production, producing 20% of all EVs sold in the previous year, followed by Tesla, Volkswagen, and GM.

Ashton Henning

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