Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

The Silk-FAW brand has unveiled the marketable 1,400-horsepower Hongqi S9 hypercar.
The Chinese presented a commercial version of the Hongqi S9 hypercar, the prototype of which was first shown to the public at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The production coupe has received a very elegant, almost «Italian» exterior design, and thanks for such a spectacular appearance is Walter De Silva, who previously had a hand in the creation of such models as the Audi R8, Lamborghini Egoista and Volkswagen Scirocco.

Note that if the aforementioned concept had a sky-blue body color, then the Hongqi S9 sample of 2021 was presented in red.

Plus, on the way to the series, the specialists of the Chinese brand slightly simplified its design.

As for the technical stuffing, the hypercar has a hybrid power plant with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and three electric motors. The total output of these units reaches 1,400 hp.

From zero to hundreds of gasoline-electric two-door is capable of «firing» in just 1.9 seconds, and its maximum speed is declared at 400 km / h.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

Note that the Hongqi S9 will be produced under the Silk-FAW brand, which the Chinese have formed specifically for the highest-performing models.

A total of 99 such hypercars will be built at a price of $ 1.45 million (111.5 million rubles at the current exchange rate) for each. The first vehicles will be shipped to customers in 2022.

New hypercar Hongqi S9 designed by Walter de Silva.

Car design does not let go of Walter de Silva. The famous Italian, who is already 70 years old, after leaving the Volkswagen concern in 2015, took up women’s shoes.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

But two years later, he began cooperation with the EDAG studio, and in 2020 he founded the company Walter De Silva & Partners, aimed at the automotive industry.

Walter de Silva was then hired by the Silk-FAW joint venture, also created last year.

The founders are the Chinese concern FAW and some Italian company Silk EV, which has been working on projects for new electric vehicles since 2018.

And here is the first result of this triple alliance: the Hongqi S9 hypercar is presented at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Recall that the Hongqi (Red Banner) brand, which is part of the FAW empire, is intended for government limousines and mass premium models, but the company has long dreamed of making its own sports model.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

The first iteration of the Hongqi S9 coupe debuted at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. But that prototype was not very pretty. But the new coupe designed by Walter de Silva is another matter!

The Hongqi S9 of the 2021 model has a completely different body plastic. It has a long rear overhang, lift doors and an adjustable wing.

Carbon fiber is widely used in the body structure. Wheels — with tires of dimension 275/30 ZR21.

But the contribution of Silk EV is not yet obvious, because the declared technical parameters are the same as two years ago.

Hongqi S9 Silk-FAW 2022.

The Hongqi S9 coupe has a hybrid drive: a V8 4.0 turbo engine in tandem with an electric motor produces 1400 hp.

Acceleration to «hundreds» takes a fantastic 1.9 s, and the maximum speed exceeds 400 km / h.

Again, nothing is said about when the Hongqi hypercar will hit the market. But since work on this project continues, and even in tandem with De Silva, then the FAW concern clearly intends to see it through to the end.

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