VinFast, which is expected to start the production of its first models this March, has secured a license from BMW to use the architecture of the previous 5-Series sedan and X5 SUV models for the Lux A2.0 sedan and Lux AS2.0 SUV respectively.
The new Lux V8 however isn’t powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine but -as the name obviously suggests- a 6.2-liter V8 unit, complete with 455hp and 460lb-ft (624Nm) of torque. Although we couldn’t confirmed at the moment of writing, these specs do sound very similar to GM’s LS motor.
Installing a big 6.2-liter engine under the bonnet does wonders for any car, and in the case of the new VinFast Lux V8, it makes it capable of reaching a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).
The show car is finished in black with silver detailing, riding on 22-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels. The brake calipers are finished in red while the front end features a sporty-looking mesh for the grille and the bumper’s air intakes. The quad exhaust pipes will probable make sure that no one passes the VinFast Lux V8 for one of its lesser four-pot siblings.
The interior features tan leather upholstery and plenty of carbon fiber trim while the dashboard hosts a large 10.4-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system. Most of the cabin’s switchgear is recognizable from BMW’s models.
VinFast aims to offer the Lux V8 for a limited number of cars in 2020.