China’s 1,206 HP electric supercar is now available to buy

Watch out, Rimac – there’s a new electric supercar on the block.

Published on Oct 16, 2023 at 3:32PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Oct 30, 2023 at 2:03PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
GAC Aion Hyper SSR electric supercar

Watch out, Rimac – there’s a new electric supercar on the block.

What’s surprising is that said EV hails from China, which isn’t necessarily a country with a pedigree of producing supercars.

But before you dismiss it on those grounds, there’s something you should know.

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GAC Aion’s Hyper SSR isn’t your typical electric supercar.

Yes, it boasts an eye-watering 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time.

What’s more surprising, though, is its price tag – but more on that later.

The new electric supercar features an all-wheel drive system with outputs of 1,206 horsepower and 907 lb-ft of torque.

That’s enough power to propel the Hyper SSR from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 2.3 seconds for the base spec, and 1.9 seconds for the two higher-spec models.

Apparently, the Hyper SSR’s top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph) which isn’t exactly supercar fast, but it ticks the other performance boxes.

Power’s supplied by a 74.69 kWh ternary lithium battery pack giving the Hyper SSR electric supercar a claimed range of 506 km (314 miles).

The SSR features full carbon-fiber construction, although the Chinese EV maker hasn’t specified a kerb weight.

The electric supercar also features double wishbone suspension front and rear with adjustable dampers, and all models come with an e-LSD and carbon-ceramic brakes.

The top-spec model even gets a “specially” tuned chassis and exterior styling to enhance the Hyper SSR’s track credibility.

On the inside, occupants are treated to an interior with plenty of soft-touch leather surfaces, as well as heated and cooled leather bucket seats.

There’s also a 14.6-inch infotainment screen which dominates the interior, complemented by an 8.88-inch LCD display in front of the driver.

Now for the all-important bit – the electric supercar’s price tag.

The Hyper SSR is available from just under 1.286 million yuan ($175,000) in base spec, extending to 1.686 million yuan ($230,000) for the Ultimate Track Edition.

That means it undercuts its closest European rivals by a healthy margin, with the Rimac Nevera, Pininfarina Battista and Lotus Evija all costing north of $1.2 million.

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