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We’ve been waiting for Chinese automaker NIO to release their electric sedan for quite some time now, and now it’s finally here. The ET7, as it’s called, is here to take the fight to the likes of Tesla, and it looks like they might be able to pull it off.

In China, technically, pre-subsidy prices for the ET7 sedan start from 378,000 yuan (equal to $58,380 at today’s exchange rates), but that’s without the batteries, which is one of the most expensive components of the car. Much like cable providers, in this case, you’ll have to lease the equipment (aka the batteries) from the automaker. Alternatively, you can buy the ET7 with batteries for 448,000 yuan (about $69,200).

The sedan includes such standout features as a “heartbeat taillight”, a laminated glass roof, heated, ventilated, and massaging seats in both rows, a 23-speaker sound system, and a low drag coefficient of just 0.23.

The driving range for the standard 70-kWh battery pack is over 328 miles (500 km), 435 miles (700 km) for the 100-kWh battery pack, and with the newly-introduced 150-kWh battery pack, that increases to upwards of 621 miles (1,000 km). The vehicle is rated at 644 hp ( 653 PS / 480 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850Nm) of torque, and it accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds.

Watch: NIO EP9 Plays Camera Car To Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Vs. Koenigsegg Agera R Race, Outsprints Both

Founder William Li says the ET7 sedan can work with the company’s new autonomous driving system (available as a subscription for around $105 per month) that features a camera resolution of 8 megapixels—compared to Tesla’s 1.2 megapixels—and Nvidia processing chips that allegedly offer 7 times greater processing power greater than that of Tesla’s full self-driving computers. Li also noted the ET7 will be fitted with lidar sensors to allow the car to better perceive its surroundings. This same technology was previously dismissed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The lidar sensor features a 1550 nanometer laser, a 120-degree field of view, and a range of up to 500 meters. The system can dynamically focus on objects of interest, allowing for the accurate detection of objects with millimetric precision. Finally, as part of the car’s 33 total sensing units, it also contains a 5mm wave radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and 2 high-precision positioning units.

NIO is also working on systems to enable the fastest battery swap service in the world, called Power Swap Station 2.0, allowing for a fully-automated swap in less 3 minutes. During this process, battery and system checks are also performed. The battery swap stations would also only take up a footprint of around 3 parking spaces, so as not to be too intrusive to the surrounding areas.

See Also: NIO Unveils ‘Battery As A Service’ Program In China, Making EVs Cheaper To Purchase

Each station can accommodate 13 batteries, and would be able to perform up to 312 swaps per day. Additionally, NIO’s vehicles will be able to automatically park themselves in the station, and the company expects its total number of deployed 2.0 stations to reach 500 by the end 2021.

Deliveries for the ET7 are set to begin in China the first quarter of 2022, and pre-orders are currently open for a price of around $772.

The car’s unveiling took place at the company’s annual Nio Day, and it’s revealed around the 2 hour and 3 minute mark in the video above with the specs mentioned right before.

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Designer Leyang Bai has imagined a Ferrari for the world of the new video game Cyberpunk 2077. While most of the designs in the game are more retro, this one does the opposite, imagining a futuristic one.

Bai has a history of creating futuristic concept cars and this one is no different. Some of the other projects he’s worked on include the Audi Avenir, Nissan Fairlady 480Z, Infiniti Omakase, Lamborghini Speedster, BMW 2050 Flagship Concept, and Jeep Modular Concept. His latest design, called the FerRAR.exe, is supposed to pay tribute to the Ferrari 312 P Le Mans racer.

Watch: One Of The Most Prolific Car Designers Of The 2000s Reacts To Cyberpunk 2077’s Vehicles

The FerRAR.exe is supposed to be all-electric, and some notable elements include the unique LED head and tail lights, partially-exposed suspension components, and directional wheels with a turbine-like design. One of the most notable features, however, are the car’s aggressive fenders. They seem to be more reminiscent of something like a Porsche 917 than any Ferrari, but they look so good that we can’t really complain.

See Also: Ferrari CascoRosso Concept Is A Fresh, Imaginary Take On Maranello’s Exotics

While it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see the FerRAR.exe appear in the game, it would certainly make for a welcome addition to Cyberpunk’s car lineup.

Note: This is a independent rendering by designer Le Yang Bai and it is not related to or endorsed by Ferrari or the creators of Cyberpunk in any way

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Image Credits: Leyang Bai

Honda 經典的房車 Civic,去年下半年時,由 Honda 自已公佈了 11 代的原型車樣貌,當時亮相的是四門房車,五門掀背車部分當時並未展出,不過近期外媒已拍攝到 Civic 11 代五門掀背車的偽裝照。


被外媒捕獲的 Civic 11 代五門掀背偽裝車,地點出現在德國,這個偽裝可說是重度偽裝,除了輪胎及輪圈外,其他地方包得密不通風,很怕被發現這次的設計元素。

車頭的設計與先前亮相的四門房車原型車大致相似,主要的重點都在於車尾,有著更像是 Fastback 的快背式車尾風格,車尾燈的設計比起四門房車版本,看起來應該更為圓潤,這次也沒看到擾流翼的設計,與先前不同。

取消了擾流尾翼的配置,車尾看起來更像 Fastback 車型。

車內的配置應該是與四門房車相去不遠,走極簡路線的座艙,中控將採用 9 吋觸碰螢幕,並搭配數位儀表板,另外採用實體空調旋鈕,讓駕駛不用分心,也能擁有比觸碰設計擁有更好的操作手感。