Electric hypercar HiPhi A goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 2 seconds

The electric vehicle landscape is witnessing an exhilarating shift, thanks to the innovative endeavors of Chinese EV manufacturer HiPhi. Their latest creation, the HiPhi A, is a hypercar that pushes the boundaries of electric vehicle performance and design. This article delves into the intricate details and groundbreaking features of the HiPhi A, which made its debut in a global live stream ahead of its physical unveiling at the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show.

At its core, the HiPhi A is a transformation of the more conventional HiPhi Z, evolving from a four-door, four-seat fastback GT into a hyper-GT that exudes aggression and performance. The design overhaul is evident in its more expansive air intakes, a deeper carbon-finished hood scoop, finned skirts along the sides, and a dominating split wing at the rear. This metamorphosis from the HiPhi Z to the HiPhi A gives it an appearance of a vehicle ready to conquer both the road and the track.

However, the HiPhi A is more than just a visually enhanced version of its predecessor. It houses HiPhi’s first in-house-developed performance powertrain. This system, boasting an 800-Volt triple-motor all-wheel-drive configuration, features two motors at the rear and one at the front. Collectively, these motors produce a staggering 1,287 brake horsepower, nearly equivalent to a megawatt (1,341 hp). Each motor is equipped with a high-speed carbon fiber rotor, full oil cooling, and magnetic cylinder coil direct cooling, enabling them to reach speeds up to 22,000 rpm.

Starting with the HiPhi Z GT, HiPhi enhanced it with extreme aerodynamics, carbon fiber, and nearly doubled its performance. Images courtesy HiPhi

The battery technology in the HiPhi A is equally impressive. Sandwiched between a bulletproof carbon floor panel and a fireproof carbon top cover, the battery can discharge 1.5 MW of power at its peak. This robust energy supply allows the HiPhi A to achieve an estimated sub-2-second sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) and a top speed just shy of 186 mph (300 km/h).

The back of the HiPhi A reveals a bold split wing and detailed aerodynamic zones, merging fierce design with aerodynamic superiority.

Handling and performance are further enhanced by a near-perfect 50:50 front-rear weight distribution. Features like active rear-wheel steering, continuously variable damping, and intelligent torque vectoring contribute to its track-worthy capabilities. The use of advanced materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum alloys, nano-ceramics, and aircraft-grade TC4 titanium alloy for interior and exterior trim aid in achieving a low, balanced weight.

Within its interior, the prominent use of forged carbon is a standout feature.

Inside the HiPhi A, each of the four seats is an independent haven of luxury, surrounded by forged carbon fiber and bright mood lighting. The central touchscreen tablet is supported by the HiPhi Bot, a robotic arm that offers an eight-way multi-axis adjustment, including landscape to portrait switching and tilting, representing a futuristic approach to vehicle interaction.

Featuring cutting-edge digital technology, the vehicle boasts side-view screens and an infotainment tablet with robotic adjustability.

HiPhi plans to initiate a limited production run of the HiPhi A beginning in early 2025. As the launch date approaches, more details regarding the vehicle, including pricing, will be released. The introduction of the HiPhi A marks a significant milestone in the evolution of electric hypercars, blending unprecedented performance with cutting-edge technology and luxurious design. This hypercar is not just a glimpse into the future of automotive engineering; it’s a bold statement of what is achievable today in the realm of electric vehicles.

HiPhi A Carbon Titanium Hypercar
HiPhi plans to launch a limited run of HiPhi A vehicles starting in early 2025.

Source: HiPhi

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