BAIC Launches Arcfox-7 Electric Supercar At Beijing Motor Show

Posted: May 4 2016, 12:13pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


BAIC Launches Arcfox-7 Electric Supercar at Beijing Motor Show
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  • Arcfox-7 can reach 60mph in less than 3.0sec
  • Powered by a 603bhp electric motor

Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) unveils 603bhp Arcfox-7 electric supercar in China.

Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation has unveiled a new electric supercar at the Beijing motor show. BAIC named this electric car Arcfox-7. 

Arcfox-7 is the top model of BAIC's electric car line-up. Arxfox-1 is a tiny open-top electric SUV. But Arcfox-7 has a Formula E inspired design. Both models are currently on display in Beijing.

Arcfox-7 kerb weight is 1755kg. And  it comes with a 603bhp electric motor and a 6.6kWh battery pack. Its brakes are made up of carbon ceramic with six-piston calipers at the front, and four-piston calipers at the rear, according to AutoCar.

BAIC states that its Arcfox-7 can reach 60mph in less than 3 seconds. On the other hand, Tesla's Model S (P90 D) can reach 0-6mph sprint in 2.8 seconds. 

Arcfox-7 has a top speed of 162mph which is faster than Model S top speed of 155mph. However, The Arcfox-7 can run 186 miles on electric power which is much less than the Tesla Model S 316-mile range. Arcfox-7 LED headlights and gullwing doors are almost similar to BMW's i8 electric sports car.

Arcfox-7 is also reported to come with a fingerprint scanner to start the engine. It comes in three types of racing models: Economy, Comfort and Race. Arcfox-7 has a digital dashboard display with four-point racing harness. 

Arcfox-7 is designed in Barcelona. It is expected to go on sale in China later this year. 

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