FAW, one of China’s largest carmakers, has entered into a partnership with American Silk EV. Companies are creating a hypercar that makes brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani forget.
The Hong Kong S9 was built in China but sold in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, known as the ‘Motor Valley’. You will see the production version for the first time during Milan Design Week.
Italian design with Chinese and American roots
The first car Silk-FAW Designed by Walter de Silva. Cars like the Alfa Romeo 156 and Lamborghini Ecosta also come out of his hand. Manufacturers in China and the United States are trying to steal buyers from Ferrari, for example, this Italian designer hypercar.
On paper, the Hankey S9 participates with the ‘big guys’ anyway. At 0 to 100 kmph in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 400 kmph, it is a true hypercar in terms of performance.
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The Powertrain delivers 1,400 horsepower. The power plant has a 4.0-liter V8-fired turbo with the help of two electric motors.
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This Hankey S9 – like many hypercars – is also offered in a limited edition. A total of 99 copies will be built. The Chinese company also aims to sell one million FAW Group cars by 2030. Earlier, the manufacturer had already announced that it would sell 400,000 cars next year as a target.
When you buy a car called the ‘Ferrari-competition’ Honky H9 from the FAW Group, you are indirectly adding to the Chinese treasury. The first automobile jobs (FAW) were owned by the Chinese government. The future will show whether buyers of hypercars will see it as a problem or whether about 1.5 million euros per car will enter the country.
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