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 primarily based 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 automobile file with its 0.175 Cd score.
Aion Hyper SSR
Much less drag means improved vary, and in accordance 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 enable the Hyper GT to dash to 60 mph from relaxation in round 4 seconds, in accordance with Aion. A dual-motor powertrain is deliberate, together with a efficiency powertrain possibility and a hatchback physique fashion.
The Hyper GT additionally options near 40 sensors, together with lidar. Aion stated one configuration may have three lidar sensors inbuilt, although the corporate did not say whether or not there might be a self-driving system to benefit from the lidars’ sensing talents.
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.