March 26, 2023
Aion Hyper GT electrical sport sedan revealed

Aion, the EV model of China’s GAC Group, used the 2022 Guangzhou auto present to current the second mannequin in its new Hyper sub-brand for premium autos.

The brand new mannequin is the Hyper GT, a glossy sedan based mostly on Aion’s next-generation AEP 3.0 EV platform, and due on sale in China in 2023.

It joins the Hyper SSR hypercar unveiled by Aion in September, and likewise due on sale in China in 2023.

The Hyper GT options supercar-style vertical doorways up entrance and a glossy physique claimed to ship a drag coefficient of solely 0.19. That beats the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Tesla Mannequin S, each of which have a 0.20 Cd score, although the Lightyear 0 nonetheless holds the manufacturing automotive file with its 0.175 Cd score.

Aion Hyper SSR

Aion Hyper SSR

Much less drag means improved vary, and in keeping with Aion, the Hyper GT ought to ship a spread of greater than 300 miles. Solely the one powertrain configuration has been introduced: a single motor on the rear axle, rated at a most 335 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.

These numbers, whereas nothing particular on this planet of EVs, will nonetheless permit the Hyper GT to dash to 60 mph from relaxation in round 4 seconds, in keeping with Aion. A dual-motor powertrain is deliberate, together with a efficiency powertrain choice and a hatchback physique model.

The Hyper GT additionally options near 40 sensors, together with lidar. Aion stated one configuration can have three lidar sensors in-built, although the corporate did not say whether or not there can be a self-driving system to benefit from the lidar sensors’ capabilities.

The Guangzhou auto present runs from Dec. 30, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2023. The present was initially scheduled for November however was postponed attributable to Covid restrictions.

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