When Elon Musk stunned the automotive world with the reveal of the Tesla’s Roadster, quickness junkies almost everywhere reeled at the potential promised by the new sedan. Now, not even a week following the Musk rattled off of the ridiculous technical specs purportedly achieved by his prototype, another electric car startup has burst onto the picture with similarly out sized cases and plans to adopt the high-speed performance off-road.
Taipei-based power train manufacturer XING Mobility just announced that it is well along in the tests process for its new super car prototype, the Miss R. The all-electric, rally-inspired beast will have both on-road and off-road capabilities and use a fresh modular, immersion-cooled battery system, which the company developed internally with chemical maker 3M’s technology.
The Miss R prototype will test the Tesla Roadster for the subject of the world’s speediest car once both speedsters actually hit the road. XING promises its rally-capable monster will be depend on four independent 350V motors to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 5.1 seconds, and max out at a top speed of over 270 kilometres/h.
Tesla’s specs for the Roadster have all been provided in the American standard of miles in each hour – 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 mere seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 a few seconds, top acceleration of over 250 mph — but even so, it appears that in some recoverable format the Pass up R could become the new ruler of motor vehicle acceleration, since 100 km/h equals about 62 mph.
The startup didn’t offer any details about the Pass up R power supply system’s exact range, so for the moment the Tesla Roadster’s predicted 620 mile capacity has the edge. XING does say, however, that the system won’t operate like traditional EV batteries; instead, drivers can swap out light packages in a five minute process for much more power.
XING explicitly mentioned Tesla and the Roadster in its release about the Pass up R concept, but the startup isn’t exactly gunning for Elon Musk & Co.’s location as the most known electric car maker on the planet. XING is instead more centered on power train and battery technology, which it desires to provide to other vehicle manufacturers. The Neglect R is instead more of a flashy proof of concept display for XING’s tech.
The startup projects to continue evaluating the prototype and reveal a completed version of the automobile in 2018. The next step is to hit full ability, so there might be a chance soon to see if the vehicle’s performance can live up to the hype.
The Pass up R will still be available for fearless, speed-hungry gear heads to buy in 2019, per year before Tesla blueprints to put the Roadster into development, but customers will have to be willing to pay for the out sized performance. XING is only going to produce 20 of the autos and sell them for $1 million each. That makes the $200,000 Roadster look like a steal-but if you want to have a super-fast EV off-roading, it’ll probably be your only choice.