Chinese startup unveils affordable electric sports car

Chinese electric vehicle startup SSC has unveiled the SC-01, a 320kW, 1,300kg sports car with a price tag that won’t break the bank.

the SC-01 small sports car it has been revealed as China’s “national sports car”, with the electric model claiming respectable numbers and a price that is more affordable than most high-end models.

Chinese media reports that the SSC SC-01 will be priced at approximately 300,000 Chinese yuan (equivalent to 64,500 Australian dollars) plus road costs.

Produced by Small Sports Car (SSC), not to be confused with the American company Shelby Super Cars, the SC-01 is a 320kW all-wheel drive electric sports car that tips the scales at just 1300kg.

According to Chinese publication Swampthe electric sports car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, while SSC claims it can achieve a driving range of up to 500 km in the Chinese NEDC test cycle, although no specific details have been announced yet. the battery pack of the electric car. .

Swamp The SC-01 is reported to be 4085mm long, 1820mm wide and 1162mm tall with a 2500mm wheelbase, larger than the Lotus Elise but smaller than the Lotus Evora.

Taking inspiration from traditional mid-engined sports cars, the SC-01’s batteries are supposedly mounted behind the cabin rather than under the floor, allowing the driver to sit lower to the ground.

The exterior design of the SSC SC-01 borrows elements from various European sports cars (we can see elements from the Lotus Elise, Alfa Romeo 4C and Lancia Stratos), but results in a unique finished product.

While photos of the interior have yet to be revealed, Swamp reports that the SC-01 will adopt a minimalist cabin without an infotainment screen, with SSC aiming to keep the car’s weight down.

Production will start next year ahead of late 2023 deliveries in China, however it is unclear if SSC plans to export the electric sports car.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach was born in Canberra/Ngunnawal and currently resides in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or cursing in his ZH Fairlane.

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