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Qiantu K50 Event! is China's First Supecar at Auto Shanghai 2015

A couple of years ago, adding the word 'China' next to 'supercar' would have seemed a good joke. But you know how the Chinese are, not giving up their goals regardless of what might others say.
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This hard-working attitude paid off at Auto Shanghai 2015 where China's first supercar was displayed under the Qiantu K50 Event! moniker. Hell, it also adhered to the motor show's main trend, sporting an all-electric powertrain.

But first, let's talk about the car's styling cues. Surprisingly, it failed to copy European models, although that rear end hints at the BMW i8 hybrid supercar. We particularly like the sleek front end and the sloping coupé-ish roof, but what's hiding behind that attractive exterior photographed by EV Look (Chinese) is not to be underestimated.

The Qiantu K50 Event! relies on an all-electric powertrain that's generous enough to blitz 400 HP and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) to the rear axle. Power comes from a 41.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which, according to Chinese officials, offers a maximum range of 200 km (125 miles) on a full charge.

Top speed is rated at 200 km/h (honestly, we were expecting more) while the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint happens in 5 seconds, thanks to a curb weight of 1,650 kg (3,637 lbs).

Not too bad for China's first supercar, delivered by a company named Qiantu Qiche - that translates into English as 'future auto'.

In addition, we can see the brand's logo is a dragonfly, which the Chinese culture sees as a symbol of prosperity and harmony. Pretty much makes sense since, at launch, the supercar will get a price tag of around 700,000 yuan ($113,000 at current exchange rates).


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