1400 HP Hongqi S9 Hypercar debuts in Shangai
A few months ago, it was confirmed the establishment of a joint venture between Chinese auto giant FAW and an Italian design and engineering company under the name Silk EV. Walter da Silva will oversee the design and development of the cars.
The first model of the joint venture is the Hongqi S9 hypercar. It has been officially unveiled during the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, although its concept was launched at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
The Hongqi S9 is a plug-in hybrid sports supercar with a 1,400 hp hybrid engine that combines a V8 biturbo with three electric motors. Hongqi claims the car will deliver 0-100 km/h acceleration in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 400 km / h.
The company said that the car’s battery is large enough to provide a pure electric range of about 40 km. Some of the air intakes for the system are integrated with the headlights which are shaped liked NACA ducts.
It is estimated that only 99 prototype cars will be manufactured, and the first could be delivered as early as 2022. Production will be at Silk EV's headquarters in Modena, Italy. The high-volume models developed by the Silk-FAW joint venture for Hongqi will be produced in China.
Hongqi S9 Price: Aprox. €1.23 million .
Cars made in United Arab Emirates
The UAE is known for its luxurious lifestyle. It will be difficult for you to walk along the streets of Dubai without finding any supercars. You can see European-made car brands on its roads, but the UAE also has its own supercars. There are several supercars that have been designed and made in the UAE.
Listed below are five low volume production cars made in United Arab Emirates:
Jannarelly Design 1
Jannarelly Design-1 marks the return of style and mechanical purity of motorsport from the golden age. The Design-1 model is a lightweight, modern sports car back to the basics, which can provide the purest driving experience. Its beauty is inspired by the 60s, combining charm and nostalgia with modern and reliable performance.
The 325 hp Design-1 weighs only 850kg, breaking down the concept of a sports car into basic elements, and then distilling it to achieve the maximum effect.
Although the Jannarelly was born as Barchetta, you can see a Jannarelly Design 1 for sale with a glass windshield. They also developed a canopy-style carbon fiber removable hardtop.
Jannarelly Design 1 specs: Nissan V6 engine. Power: 325 HP, Torque: 371 N.m , 0-100 kph: 3.9s , Top speed approx. 220 kph
Jannarelly Design 1 Price: Starting at 76.900€
Elibriea prototype is a new concept designed and manufactured almost entirely in Qatar. It was built under the auspices of Texas A&M University in Qatar and sponsored by Ali Bin Ali.
The two-door coupe was designed by Abdul Wahab Ziaullah, with a futuristic design.
The prototype was designed to resemble a stealth fighter, equipped with a V8 525 horsepower engine.
Elibriea prototype specs: V8 engine. Power: 525bHp , 0-60mph in 3.8sec
Devel Sixteen is born with extreme performance and has an ultra-light, high-strength carbon fiber body.
The Devel has a 81 mm Quad Turbo 12.3 Litre V16 engine which can produce huge power: 5007 Horsepower and 5100Nm of torque.
They admitted that the 5,000bhp Sixteen will not be street legal, describing it as "a dragster." However, they revealed Devel has two road legal versions of the Devel Sixteen: A V8 with 2,000bhp and a V16 quad-turbo with 3,000bhp.
Devel Sixteen price:
The V8 starting at €1.3m aprox.
The V16 starting at €1.5m aprox.
Ajlani drakuma is a sports car that made its debut at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show.
The Ajlani has a 1,200 hp V8 Twin-Turbo engine. The company plans to produce 99 units of the Ajlani drakuma.
We haven't heard anything from this supercar since its 2019 auto show debut.
Shaali Motorsports N360
Mostafa Al-Dah has unveiled the Shaali N360 roadster at the 2017 Dubai Motorshow.
The Shaali weigh around 635 Kg aprox. and boasts a custom-built 1.4litre four cylinder engine with 360 horsepower output at 10,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed sequential Hewland gearbox.
Currently, Shaali Motorsports is not operational and they are not manufacturing the vehicle.