Beijing 2016: Qiantu unleashes K50 electric supercar

Beijing 2016: Qiantu unleashes K50 electric supercar image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Inigo S. Roces | posted April 29, 2016 08:52

Qiantu holds global reveal of the K50 EV

Electric supercars could be the next big thing after Chinese automaker Qiantu recently revealed the K50. Bearing a sleek exterior and very a low ride height, the K50 will be a mass-produced model that aims to deliver electric supercar speed to the masses.

The K50 measures 4,628mm long, 2,064mm wide and 1,254mm tall. The front fascia has an aerodynamic shape that consist of a contoured bumper, muscular hood and a rakish windshield. Over to its side, it has eye-catching gloss-black alloy wheels wrapped in low-profile tires and flared wheel arches. LED taillights, faux air vents and an integrated diffuser on the rear bumper complete the exterior design of the Qiantu K50.

Chassis-wise, Qiantu says its frame is constructed out of carbon fiber and aluminum.

 Rear quarter of the Qiantu K50

Sitting on a 2,650mm wheelbase, it has decent cabin space. In terms of equipment, it has sporty seats, tablet-inspired infotainment system and a solar panel that supposedly helps power the onboard electronics.

Driving the K50 are two electric motors that provide power to each axle. It has a combined out of 408 PS and 650 Nm of torque. Qiantu claimed it can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 km/h.

It is slated to go on sale in 2017.