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    5. 1200-horsepower floating Chinese electric car goes on sale


    1200-horsepower floating Chinese electric car goes on sale

    BYD YangWang U8 stands out for its price and has become the most expensive electric car released into mass production in China. Its price at the time of publication is 1.1 million yuan, which is approximately equal to 14.5 million rubles. The car has a length of 5319 millimeters and a wheelbase measuring 3050 millimeters, which is 502 millimeters longer than the Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse. The vehicle's curb weight is 3460 kilograms.

    As journalists write, the main feature of the YangWang U8 is the hydraulic system, which allows it to rise and fall to a height of up to 150 millimeters and perform “tank-like” maneuvers. U-turns, turning 360 degrees, even while standing still. The basic version of this SUV is capable of fording depths of up to 1 meter, while the Off-road Master Edition modification can cope with fords up to 1.4 meters deep. If the vehicle finds itself in deeper water, emergency swimming mode is automatically activated.

    In this mode, the engine shuts off, the windows close, the air conditioning switches to internal air circulation, and the sunroof opens to provide an emergency exit. The SUV is capable of staying afloat for an hour and a half, developing a speed of 3 kilometers per hour. However, the manufacturer clearly emphasizes that this feature is intended solely for use in emergency situations such as floods, and is not intended for travel across lakes and rivers. After activating the emergency float mode, the vehicle should be taken to a service center for inspection.

    The YangWang U8's powertrain includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that acts as a generator for four electric motors. The maximum power reserve is 1000 kilometers. The total system power is 1200 horsepower and 1280 Nm of torque. The maximum speed is limited to 200 kilometers per hour, and acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes just 3.6 seconds.

    The car's interior has six large screens, including a 24-inch instrument panel and a display like this. ;same size for the front passenger.

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