Tuesday, April 23, 2024

This BYD Yangwang U9 — 986bhp Hypercar that can Dance

The low-slung supercar will be powered by a quad-electric motor setup, producing over 1100 BHP.

BYD revealed its new electric supercar, the YangWang U9, at the Shanghai Auto Show. However, apart from the regular features and techn expected on an EV, BYD also revealed the U9 supercar with something extremely special – Disus-X, its sophisticated suspension system.

The YangWang U9 electric supercar rolled onto the stage bouncing up and down, similar to the party trick offered by the Mercedes-Benz GLE’s air suspension. However, the system on the BYD supercar is said to be more advanced. The Disus-X suspension system comprises of an Intelligent Damping Body Control System, an Intelligent Hydraulic Body Control System and Intelligent Air Body Control System; all of which combine to provide the supercar with complex vertical, lateral and longitudinal motion control. BYD states that the bouncing showcased on the U9 relies solely on the kinetic power of the suspension.

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In addition, the U9 supercar arrived on stage with only three wheels and employed the innovative suspension system to lift up the bend without a wheel. This feature could be useful if a customer has a serious tyre or wheel problem.

The electric supercar itself is part of YangWang, BYD’s new luxury EV brand. The low-slung supercar will be propelled by a quad-electric motor configuration capable of producing over 1100 BHP. BYD says that the YangWang U9 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds.

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