Yangwang U9 Shocks Geneva: The Affordable Electric Supercar Challenger

by AutoExpert   |  28 February, 2024

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Buckle up for some weirdness. There's a new Chinese electric supercar called the Yangwang U9, and at $233,000, it's both crazy expensive AND way cheaper than the competition.

Like, how does that even work?

Yangwang U9

The Price Tag: What The Heck?

So, people were expecting this thing to cost around $130k, which seemed reasonable. But now it's got a massive price bump.

Yangwang U9

Still, it's literally a quarter of the price of something like a Rimac Nevera. Which begs the question... is BYD ripping people off, or is this actually a steal?

Yangwang U9

Okay, The Specs Are Kinda Nuts

It's got four motors, over 1,200 horsepower, does 0-60 in 2.36 seconds – not Rimac-fast, but seriously impressive, especially at this price. And let's not forget those party tricks: It does tank turns, drives on three wheels... gimmicky, sure, but kind of awesome.

Yangwang U9

But Is It WORTH It?

Compared to a similar combustion supercar, like a McLaren Artura, it's a no-brainer. And even against other electric supercars, it's got the speed. The catch might be the weight – this thing is hefty!

Yangwang U9

The Inside? Meh.

Honestly, the interior's nothing special. Looks kinda like an old McLaren with some random screens thrown in. But hey, it's BYD's first supercar, so maybe they'll nail it next time.

Yangwang U9

Bottom Line: Should Ferrari Be Sweating?

Honestly, maybe a little. This isn't the best supercar ever made, but at that price? It's turning heads for sure. Think of it like the scrappy underdog – you might not bet on it to win, but you're definitely rooting for it.

 

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