Berkshire Hathaway-Backed BYD Unveils Futuristic Electric Supercar Ready to Take on Luxury Brands

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Berkshire Hathaway-backed BYD, the global leader in new energy vehicles and power battery manufacturing, has once again set its sights on the automotive industry with the launch of its latest innovation – the YANGWANG U9. This pure electric supercar not only challenges the norms of traditional sports car manufacturing but also marks BYD’s ambitious move into the high-end luxury car market.

Priced at 1.68 million RMB, the YANGWANG U9 boasts a captivating design language known as “Time Gate,” which embodies a blend of unique proportions, tension, and power, setting it apart in the world of supercars.

Under the hood, the U9 is powered by two groundbreaking core technologies – the e4 platform and the DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System. These innovations seamlessly integrate track performance, street adaptability, and playful features, redefining the standards for pure electric supercars.

The e4 Platform, featuring four independent electric motors, offers agile and precise four-wheel torque output control, delivering an impressive 1,300 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1680N·m. Meanwhile, the DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System ensures unparalleled driving experience with its adjustable suspension travel of up to 75mm and peak single-axis lifting speed of up to 500mm/s.

In recent tests, the YANGWANG U9 has proven its prowess on the racetrack, reaching a top speed of 309.19 km/h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.36 seconds. Its advanced thermal management system, equipped with Blade Battery technology and Dual Plug-in Ultra-fast charging, enhances performance even under extreme conditions.

The U9’s innovative design extends to its Super Carbon-Fiber Cabin, featuring next-generation CTB technology, which ensures unmatched torsional stiffness and comprehensive travel safety. Inside, the intelligent cockpit equipped with the DiLink150 platform and high-end audio system offers an immersive driving experience.

With its foray into the high-end sports car market, BYD once again demonstrates its dedication to leveraging technological advancements for a better, greener future. As a Fortune Global 500 enterprise, BYD’s pursuit of innovation continues to shape the automotive industry and drive the transition towards zero-emission energy solutions worldwide.

© 2024 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway and BYD, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell a stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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