Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Chinese car that makes over 1,200 horsepower is driving Tesla into a corner

Another Chinese electric car joins the list of models that Tesla wants to launch. It’s not a BYD, it’s a Zeekr that stands out for its performance, as it produces more than 1,000 horsepower, allowing it to rival the Model S Plaid itself, the most powerful Tesla

The fact that two of your models have been the bestsellers in their segment for months causes a lot of envy and puts you in the sights of most of your competitors. That’s why it’s been common practice for some time to use comparisons with Teslas to assess the quality and chances of success of electric cars. We’re doing it with him now, Zeekr 01 FR.

The surname FR denotes the most powerful version of the Zeekr 01, an electric sedan from the eponymous brand (integrated into the Chinese concern Geely), presented at the Munich Motor Show with a new drive system and kit-specific body.

Zeekr 01 FR, with 1,265 hp

On an aesthetic level and in comparison to the Zeekr 01 dry, the FR features a new bumper, a new rear diffuser, a spoiler on the tailgate, alloy wheels, and much more Carbon fiber parts. With this model, the brand manages to give it a sportier appearance that shows that what is under the hood will not leave us indifferent.

Which Hidden total of four electric motors that are able to develop a maximum power of 1,265 hp. In reality, the motors are not under the hood but are connected to the individual wheels, so each one takes control and rolls independently. A 100 kWh battery that works at 800 volts. Signed by CATL, this energy storage device can recover up to 80% of its capacity in just 15 minutes.

Zeekr 001 Fr

With this mechanical combination, the high-performance electric sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.07 seconds, although the brand only states this value in small print, adding that certain conditions are required for this. The Tesla Model S has a time of 2.1 seconds. We could also compare it with the Porsche Taycan, which reaches 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.

So that this waste of power is not transferred too abruptly to the interior of the vehicle, Zeekr has equipped the 001 FR with a revised suspension and a new set of Carbon ceramic brakes. It is also capable of rotating around itself (a rotating tank).

Currently, the Zeekr 001 FR was presented at the German exhibition without the manufacturer providing any pricing information or announcing whether it intends to offer it for sale outside the Chinese market (where the first units are scheduled to ship in October).

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