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Chinese manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is understood to be working on a new electric supercar to take on the world’s elite, after images were leaked online this week.

Although no official details have been released, reports claim that the Chinese automotive giant’s zero-emissions supercar will be capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 260km/h.

According to UK website Autocar, the new two-seater is likely to make its world debut at this year’s Beijing motor show, before going on sale later in the year.

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In the report by Autocar, the leaked images are accompanied by unsubstantiated details of the supercar’s dimensions, as well as three driving modes with various ground clearances.

Economy mode is said to have a ground clearance of 120mm, while Comfort sports a claimed 100mm and Race lowers the vehicle to a belly-scraping 80mm.

The BAIC supercar is reported to be 4570mm in length, 2040 in width, and 1214mm in height, making it a similar size to the Ferrari 488 GTB.

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Above: Aston Martin Vulcan

Considering that former-Pininfarina designer Leonardo Fioravanti – who designed the Ferrari Daytona and 288 GTO – was hired by BAIC in 2012, the similarities in size could be no coincidence.

In terms of the car’s form, however, it follows a very futuristic, Aston Martin Vulcan-like front design, with various curves and bulges lending the vehicle a very aerodynamic look – not to mention the scissor doors.

The car’s rear is not dissimilar from the McLaren 650S and its brethren, with a small rear spoiler sitting upon a rounded rear end.

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Above: McLaren 650S

While no official date has been set for its reveal, the car is expected to make its concept debut at the 2016 Beijing motor show, which will run from the 25th of April to the 4th of May.

MORE: All Beijing motor show coverage




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