Taiwanese start-up to rival Tesla with new supercar

Published:  24 November, 2017

The Taipei-based electric powertrain start-up has announced it is testing the world’s first electric supercar, with on-road and off-road capabilities and a patented immersion cooling technology that seeks to respond to the needs of the electrical vehicles market.

Xing Mobility has announced a 1,341hp rally-inspired supercar, named ‘Miss R’ and described by the Company as a vehicle truly designed for performance driving, boasting four-wheel torque vectoring and capable of staggering speeds. Powered by four independent 350V motors, Xing’s prototype supercar has projected performance of 0-100km/h in 1.8 seconds, 0-200km/h in 5.1 seconds and a max speed of over 270km/h.

The announcement comes shortly after Tesla announced their second-generation 2020 Roadster, the specs of which are very similar to that of Miss R on the surface. However, while the Tesla Roadster aims to achieve an experience based on existing sportscar ideals on the road, Xing says it has designed Miss R with an entirely different aspiration; “reaching unthinkable performance capabilities on-road, on-track and off-road, and achieving the kind of versatile driving experience that has never been available to drivers before”.

Primarily aimed at commercial and industrial vehicle makers, the company says it aspires to become the driving force in making Taiwan a major player in the world’s EV initiative.