Aion Hyper SSR: A Chinese supercar that wants to leave Ferraris in the dust

Aion Hyper SSR: A Chinese supercar that wants to leave Ferraris in the dust


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These are numbers that leave no doubt about the greatness of the model that is still “hiding” behind the Great Wall, since its delivery begins only in the second half of 2023, but anyone who wants to book his book will have to pay 1.7 million Yuan (equivalent to R $1.27 million). This is about 40% cheaper than the new “rampant cavallino”.

Before the reader thinks of comparing Ferrari with GAC, it is important to make it clear that they are completely different products, in everything: the Italian automaker is a private company, located in small Maranello (Italy) with annual production in the house of 12. thousand units .

The Chinese state-owned giant is part of an industrial conglomerate that has local partnerships with Jeep, Mitsubishi, Honda and Toyota, among others, as well as a brand – Aion – dedicated exclusively to new energy.

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Out of the more than 2 million units produced annually by its units, the group will expand its power line to 400,000 units by December this year.

The secret to the explosive performance of this new super sports car from GAC isn't in its insane 1,225 hp engine.

With only two seats – the Purosangue is a four-door model with 2+2 seats – the Hyper SSR has a vertical opening door, in a kind of middle ground between the ‘scissors’ models, as in the Lamborghini Aventador, and the ‘butterfly’. ‘.’, as in Ferrari Enzo.

Its aerodynamic lines are marked by five ‘pin’ LED lights highlighted by a roof brake light at the rear, where the combination of a carbon fiber diffuser and electrically operated retractable airfoil, ensures negative support at high speeds – Aion didn’t. reveal the top speed of the super sports car, but it is estimated something around 300 km / h.

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Torque is certainly not lacking in this “roadstEV”: 12,000 Nm (equivalent to an unimaginable instant 1,223.6 mkgf), almost 17 times more power than the 73 mkgf provided by Purosangue’s V12, at 6,250 rpm.

The secret to the explosive performance of this new super sports car from GAC isn't in its insane 1,225 hp engine.

Inside, the instrument panel and infotainment system combine two screens, measuring 8.8 and 14.6 inches. The interior design combines rectangular elements with others, a lozenge, and an emphasis on the steering wheel that resembles a single seat (System 1) and a “clean” direction, very clean in a way, since all the controls are electric or digital.

Compared to the Ferrari Purosangue, which is reminiscent of a nightclub decor from the 80s, the interior of the Aion Hyper SSR looks like it came out of a science fiction movie – and adds to the beauty worthy of Scandinavian architecture.

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In fact, for any aspect that compares one version to another, there is no denying that the Purosangue is the quintessence of the past, while the Hyper SSR is a sample of the future that is revealed by electromobility.

If the unenthusiastic reader who is guided only by technical features was attracted – there is no way not – by the new Chinese high-end sports car, here is good news: the “basic” version of the Aion launch starts at 1.3 million yuan ( and about R$970,000), but it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in “only” 2.3 s – therefore, 1 s faster than the Purosangue.

The data at the beginning of the text, as well as the images we show, refer to the top of the line, Ultimate.

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