The Leapmotor C01 is a Chinese EV priced at 542 HP and priced at 26,770.

At 542 hp and a base price of just $ 26,770, the Chinese EV brand Lipmotor’s C01 will make it one of the most coveted performance cars here in the United States. It may even take a bite from traditional brands but alas, we will never know. The C01 is not coming to America but it is still a very significant sedan.

Leapmotor has only been around for a few years and according to CarNewsChina, their start has been very bad. Apparently, the brand failed to properly register its original manufacturing facility and then had to find the right permit. The brand hopes that C01 is a major turning point.

Lipmotor says that the sedan can rocket from 0-100 km / h (62 miles) in just three seconds. That would equate it to at least twice the price of cars if not significantly more here in the United States. This has nothing to do with the wild dealer markups that are happening right now.

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The C01 will be powered by a 90 kWh battery pack with a maximum range of 717 km (445 miles). According to Leapmotor, five different trim levels will be available on the launch. The base version will still have an impressive 500 km (310 miles) range.

Sounds like, the brand plans to limit the range only through software because they did not mention plans to use anything other than a 90 kWh battery pack. Of course, that could change at any time.

The interior of the C01 looks quite alluring, thanks to a trio of large infotainment displays on the dashboard. While not as smooth as the stunning hyperscreen of the Mercedes-Benz, the C01 blocks those vibes.

While the brand may have had problems in the past, they have reported nearly 10,000 total deliveries and only seem to be getting faster. C01 has no specific production date but the company is accepting reservations until May 10 and aims to start production before the end of the year.

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