2023 Zeekr 001 FR 3

Zeekr, considered one of Chinese automotive large Geely’s quite a few manufacturers, has formally revealed its high-performance electrical car (EV) that’s set to rival the likes of the Tesla Model S Plaid.

The Zeekr 001 FR is a limited-production, high-performance model of the corporate’s electrical liftback. FR stands for Future Roads.

The firm hasn’t detailed pricing but, and solely plans to ship 99 items per 30 days.

The Zeekr 001 FR has a rear-biased quad-electric motor setup with system outputs of 930kW of energy and 1280Nm of torque. This makes it Geely’s strongest mass-produced automobile but.

Zeekr claims the 001 FR can do the 0-100km/h dash in 2.07 seconds, excluding rollout. With rollout it’s claimed to do the 0-100km/h dash in 2.36 seconds. Flat out you’ll be doing 280km/h.

For context, the Tesla Model S Plaid has 760kW of peak energy and a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of simply 1.99 seconds, excluding rollout.

The Zeekr 001 FR has an 100kWh Qilin battery pack from CATL with an 800V electrical structure. It’s claimed to have the ability to cost from 10 to 80 per cent in quarter-hour.

The automobile has a tank flip operate much like the likes of the BYD’s Yangwang U8 off-roader. When performing this operate, Zeekr claims peak torque on the wheels is 10,000Nm.

The high-performance electrical liftback has quite a lot of carbon-fibre aerodynamic parts, together with a entrance splitter, roof, aspect mirrors, rear wing, and racy diffuser. It’s claimed to have the ability to deal with a most lateral drive of 1.4G.

It rides on 22-inch solid aluminium wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres.

Providing the stopping drive are a set of 10-piston AP Racing calipers on the entrance and four-piston calipers on the rear. There are additionally Brembo carbon-ceramic brake discs.

Inside there’s an 8.8-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This runs the newest model of its Zeekr OS 5.0.

The 001 FR comes geared up with Navigation Zeekr Pilot (NZP) which is a driver help software program devoted to freeway driving. The system relies on Mobileye’s SuperVision.

Zeekr is a model with world aspirations, having lately entered the European market with the 001.

It’s solely a younger model, having been based in 2021. The 001 was initially previewed as a Lynk & Co idea earlier than debuting as the primary Zeekr-badged car.

Unlike Lynk & Co, which presents extra inexpensive petrol and hybrid fashions, Zeekr is an EV-only model.

In addition to the 001, it additionally presents the small X SUV – additionally confirmed for Europe – and the 009 people mover.

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