Published on February 26th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


BYD’s Yangwang U9 Electric Supercar Launched For Around RM1.11 Million In China

Would you splurge over a million Ringgit on a Yangwang U9 from BYD?

With the electric revolution in full swing, two players have emerged as the main contenders for most buyers – Tesla and BYD. While Tesla struggles to find the time and resources to get the 2nd gen Roadster they promised back in 2017 into production, BYD has now leapfrogged them with a full-on supercar. BYD’s perfomance halo car won’t even be called a BYD, instead it will parked under the “Yangwang” sub-brand in order to fetch a higher asking price.

In China, this new entry – the Yangwang U9 electric supercar was mentioned on the site before and today got its official selling price and it’s not cheap. It will debut with a sticker price of 1.68 million RMB and deliveries will start by Q3 2024. Here are the key things to know about the Yangwang U9, in case Sime Darby Beyond Auto decides there is a business case for this in Malaysia.

BYD Yangwang U9 Powertrain & Performance

While most performance-focused electric vehicles come with 2 or 3 electric motors, the Yangwang U9 comes with FOUR – one for each wheel. This allows for instantaneous four-wheel independent torque output control. The total output of these four electric motors is 1300 hp and 1680Nm of torque, which more than double what anyone could reasonably ask for.

Having such insane power on tap allows for some insane performance figures. 0-100km/h takes just 2.36 seconds while 0-400m can be covered in under 10 seconds. BYD says that the U9 has been tuned to resist high temperatures and the Blade Battery here features Dual Plug-in Ultra-fast charging tech for up to 500kW of DC Fast charging power.

Chassis & Platform

The Yangwang U9 it built on the e4 platform with BYD’s propreitary DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System, which enables suspension travel of up to 75mm with peak single-axis lifting speed of up to 500mm/s. This translates to extreme vehicle agility and comfort… Oh and the car can dance.

The “Super Carbon-Fibre Cabin” is made of next-generation tech with various materials. This helps contribute to its high 54425Nm/degree of torsional stiffness with single-side compressive load over 11 tons for the safest possible passenger cell.

Yangwang U9 Tech

Yangwang U9 electric supercar on a track

BYD is also equipping this Yangwang U9 with the DiLink150 platform, which is powered by 4nm 5G chips. This system boasts intelligent racing assistance, providing extensive track driving services across 30 race tracks across China. Inside, both seats feature 14-way adjustability and Dynaudio Evidence Series high-end audio.

All this tech and more… Are you convinced your next supercar should be electric and perhaps even Chinese?

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