China’s BYD unveils newest supercar with futuristic windshield-less design

To be fair, it looks tremendous
  • BYD introduces a new supercar and a new premium sub-division
  • Called the Super 9, the new supercar is a speedster, ie it doesn’t have a windshield
  • It also has gull-wing doors

Published on Apr 18, 2024 at 3:48PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 29, 2024 at 2:47PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood
BYD Super 9

BYD, one of the largest car manufacturers in China, has just launched a new premium sub-division, and a new supercar to go with it.

They call it the Super 9 and, as you can see from the pictures, it checks a lot of the boxes that we want from an exciting supercar.

It doesn’t even have a windshield.

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It’s fair to say that Chinese automakers are keeping busy at the moment.

Geely – the group that owns Lotus and Volvo – just unveiled a self-driving car that can drift on ice without a driver at the wheel.

Now, BYD is going even further.

After beating Tesla last year to claim the title as the world’s top EV maker, BYD unveiled the U8 and U9, and they’re both impressive, but for different reasons.

The U9 is a supercar that’s faster than a Bugatti Chiron and can literally dance.

The U8 is a different type of vehicle, an SUV that can swim – and once again, we mean literally.

We sort of get the point of an SUV that can wade through water, but we’re fairly convinced that the U9’s ability to dance is just a marketing ploy, and BYD’s answer to Tesla’s ‘Celebration Mode‘.

As for the new car, the Super 9 (below), it’s certainly a great way to introduce the premium brand under the BYD umbrella, which will be called ‘Fang Cheng Bao’.

Penned by BYD’s head designer Wolfgang Egger – designer of cars such as the Alfa Romeo 8C – the Super 9 comes in with no windshield and gull-wing doors.

The speedster – which is what these types of hypercars are generally called – even features a unique cabin design.

It only has two carbon fiber seats – no surprise there – but they’re not fitted one next to the other because they’re physically separated by a tunnel that’s integrated into the body of the car.

There’s mno mention of power or performance, but it’s fair to assume it won’t be slow.

BYD didn’t say anything about pricing either, but it’ll likely be in line with some of its European rivals.

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