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Zeekr 001 FR: Unveiling The Electric Supercar That's Making Tesla Nervous

Zeekr 001 FR

Zeekr's Foray into the World of Electric Supercars  

Zeekr, a rapidly ascending star in the electric vehicle (EV) universe, recently pulled the covers off its 001 FR model—a car designed to go head-to-head with Tesla's Model S Plaid. Unveiled in a high-profile press event in Ningbo, China, the 001 FR is nothing short of a marvel on wheels. So what makes this car such a compelling proposition? Read on to discover the features, specifications, and futuristic capabilities of Zeekr 001 FR, which stands as a testament to the brand's bold vision for "Future Roads."

Dizzying Acceleration and Power: What's Under the Hood?

Zeekr 001 FR is not your average electric car. It has an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system powered by four independent electric motors. The vehicle has an astounding 1,247 horsepower, capable of reaching speeds up to 280 km/h. When it comes to acceleration, the 001 FR covers 0-100 km/h in an astonishing 2.07 seconds, rivaling even some of the fastest supercars in existence.

The Art of the Tank Turn

One of the most jaw-dropping features of this EV is its ability to execute a tank turn, a feat usually reserved for military vehicles and select SUVs. The independent motors allow for torque values at the wheels to skyrocket to a peak of 10,000 Nm during this maneuver, making U-turns feel like child's play.

Built for Supercar Dominance: The Engineering Marvels

The electric motors in the 001 FR differ in their configurations. While the front gets dual 155 kW motors, the rear boasts a pair of 310 kW engines. All motors are designed with a focus on performance, as evidenced by the use of carbon fiber in the rotor wrapping, contributing to a power density of 4.4W/kg.

Cutting-edge Aerodynamics and Braking System

This electric supercar comes fitted with a carbon-fiber aerodynamic kit, enabling it to handle a maximum lateral force of 1.4G. When it comes to halting this beast, Zeekr has equipped it with a track-level braking system comprising AP Racing 10-piston calipers upfront and 4-piston calipers at the rear, along with Brembo's carbon-ceramic brake discs.

Battery and Charging: The Future Is Now

Zeekr's 001 FR runs on a high-capacity 100 kWh Qilin battery supplied by CATL and employs an 800V platform. Notably, this car can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 15 minutes, paving the way for long trips without range anxiety.

Integrated Satellite Communication and Software Updates

The vehicle isn't just about brawn; it also comes with brains. The 001 FR features an in-built satellite phone and navigation system. On the software side, it runs Zeekr OS 5.0 and includes Zeekr's proprietary driver assistance software, NZP, geared towards enhancing highway driving experience.

Global Expansion Plans and Market Reception

Zeekr has ambitious global plans. Already boasting strong sales in China, the brand aims to make its European debut soon, with pre-orders starting in the Netherlands. Over the next few years, Zeekr plans to expand its reach into Norway, Germany, Denmark, and France.

Zeekr's 001 FR: A Sneak Peek into the Pricing

Though the exact pricing remains under wraps, the company hinted that the cost would exceed 1 million yuan (approximately 140,000 USD). The response has been electric, with 99 orders placed within the first 15 seconds of the booking going live.

Conclusion: Zeekr 001 FR—Redefining the Future of Electric Vehicles

The Zeekr 001 FR is an embodiment of cutting-edge engineering and bold innovation, making it a legitimate competitor in the electric supercar segment. With a limited release planned for the coming months, the 001 FR is poised to redefine what we expect from electric vehicles. Watch this space for more updates as we keep a close eye on this game-changing electric vehicle.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2024