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New supercar literally jumps off the ground and dances to beats

Not only can the YangWang U9 reportedly dash from zero-to-sixty in two seconds flat, the all-electric supercar can jump, dance and even drive on three wheels.

by | Published on 16th May 2023

We’ve seen our fair share of silly-fast supercars but never one that jumps and dances.

Yes, you read that correctly; BYD’s new supercar can literally bunny hop into the air while standing still.

While we’re not entirely sure why the excellently named YangWang U9 does it, we at least know how it manages it.

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In a nutshell, the YangWang U9 boasts the new DiSus-X ‘body control system’.

According to BYD, it’s the first self-developed intelligent body control system launched by a Chinese automobile company.

The BYD DiSus-X uses computer-operated air and hydraulic systems that can control each corner of the vehicle individually.

This means the U9 readies itself by shrinking down before bouncing up and launching all four of its wheels off the ground at the same time. 

It reminds us of a cat jumping in the air after being startled by a cucumber.

If you’ve ever seen one of those videos online, you’ll know what we’re talking about.

We can’t imagine it being a particularly useful feature, but looks cool nonetheless, while also demonstrating the capability of the suspension.

Apparently, BYD beat Tesla to market with a car that can get airborne.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that the next-generation Roadster will be offered with a “rocket system” that will allow it to fly a “little” in “short hops”.

It’s yet to be shown in action, though.

Believe it or not, but bunny hopping isn’t the only trick the BYD YangWang U9 has up its sleeve.

The DiSus-X system also allows the electric supercar to drive with a wheel missing.

Because that’s something you do all the time.

BYD says the battery-powered U9 can go from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just two seconds.

It will be priced at $145,000 when it launches in China later this year.

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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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