992HP LVCHI Auto Venere Is Yet Another Chinese Attempt At A Tesla Rival

Claiming that you can put down nearly 1,000 HP to go with a NEDC range of 311 miles (500 km) is no small thing, even in today’s ever growing electrified landscape.

Yet that’s exactly what China’s LVCHI Auto Venere promises, in a package that is said to be nearly production-ready. Unfortunately we don’t have a production date, pricing or any sort of market information.

Making the Venere go really really fast is a two-electric motor setup on each axle, powered by a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack to the tune of 992 HP. The car is expected to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in under three seconds and max out north of 250 km/h (155 mph).

At 5,118 mm (16.8 ft) in length, it’s just shy of an S-Class, although bigger than a Tesla Model S, which is obviously a more appropriate rival since it too is fully electric.

Unlike the Tesla, the LVCHI Venere is a little quirkier when it comes to its design. The front end works, don’t get us wrong – it looks like a Porsche and a Tesla had a baby. The rear however? That might take a little more getting used to, although it’s not necessarily ugly.

The car’s overall form factor is sleek and that tends to work for most people. As for the interior, it features a four-seat layout, a dual-tone white on blue theme, carbon fiber inserts and possibly no physical buttons.

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Photo Credits: Guido ten Brink – SB-Medien

  • LWOAP

    Looks ready to me. I say put it into production and worry about everything else later. We need beta testers after all. 😛

    • lagunas3ca

      Those Pirelli’s look ready to me.

  • gbmike25

    That is actually sharp and looks different to everything else, far from ugly, it’s refreshing…..wow never thought that of a Chinese company, there ya go.

    • Pretty sure it was done by some established European engineering concern. And I still doubt if they ever gonna make it into production.

    • paulgdeaton

      I am not sure how “different” it is; if mixing a Tesla front end, side sculpturing from MB. and the stylized tail lights from a Dodge Charger constitutes “different”, then I guess it is…

      One thing, though; it is good to see the Chinese cribbing from a mix of car companies, rather than a blatant copy of an existing model. At least, I guess that is an improvement.

  • Status

    Those doors will never make production.

  • salamOOn

    992HP? really? stupid race who would put more HP into electric vehicles….

    • Exactly, like FF with their obsession with 0-60, I’ve rather have adequate horsepower and standard acceleration but giving more range and also affordable.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    The rear look like a jaguar F-type or lambo miura

  • LOOKS LIKE A MODEL 3 IN FRONT AND EVEN THE GREENHOUSE LOOKS A BIT TESLA. THE ONE INTERIOR PIC IS A LOT MORE INTERESTING THAN ANY TESLA.

  • AstonMartin

    Sharp! Really like both the exterior and interior design. Performance and range figures are her compelling. Would like to see it join other EV’s in North America as competition in this space will bolster features and importantly enhance charging networks.

  • wait a minute

    I know its Chinese, but it looks like a Chinese design.

  • Yeah well just produce it and try to sell it, we heard it thousands of Chinese startup that promise much.

  • Enter Ranting

    A million times better looking than any Tesla.

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