It may sound like a cute version of Honda’s Type R, but XING Mobility’s “Miss R” is packing quite a punch. Making its debut at the EV Taiwan 2017 show, you’d be forgiven ,if you’ve not heard anything about this in Europe or in the US. So what’s it all about?
Co-founder & CEO Royce YC Hong described a key motivation behind this supercar: “Miss R is a pure electric supercar that achieves performance levels and driving experiences that are otherwise impossible to achieve in an internal combustion engine vehicle”.
Who are XING Mobility?
XING Mobility develops technologies for electric vehicles through racing. We believe that Motorsports are field experiments for tomorrow’s mobility breakthroughs, and the future of transportation will emerge from progressive technologies tested and developed on the racetracks. Armed with the team’s extensive backgrounds in motorsports, road car design, engineering and manufacturing, as well as in-depth knowledge of Taiwan’s Electronics and Automotive supply chain, XING Mobility’s core mission is to provide race-derived advanced engineering and technology to the world’s smart mobility eco-system.
Can “Miss R” drive?
It certainly looks that way with “Miss R” showing some impressive stats:
- Four 450V high power density motors producing 1 Megawatt of power, approximately 1,341hp.
- 0-62mph (100km/h) in 2 seconds
- 0-124mph (200km/h) in 5.1 seconds
- Top speed of 168mph (271km/h)
- 4200 lithium-ion cells encased in XING Mobility’s patent-pending fully liquid-submerged modular battery packs
Co-founder & CTO Azizi Tucker explained that “While there are other electric cars out there that are able to produce this kind of power, they are only able to sustain it for a short period of time as a result of the battery overheating. With Miss R, we’re able to achieve an honest 1 megawatt that can be used continuously by creating integrated battery technology that eliminates that fragility to heat”.
On-track and Off-road Adaptability
With the options of two driving modes and two interchangeable tire sets, Miss R is also the world’s first electric supercar to offer the versatility of on-track and off-road capabilities:
The car achieves true torque vectoring by partnering each of the high-performance motors with unique torque vectoring gearboxes, developed specifically for electric power trains in vehicles running with one motor per wheel. This gearbox technology enhances control and traction by enabling 100% independent wheel control which maximizes grip and reduces slippage, making the car exceptionally well-adapted to a huge range of driving situations road conditions and gradients.
Additionally, her dual personality of rapidly switching between on-track to off-road settings is made possible by XING Mobility’s unusual suspension method which uses revolutionary Magnetorheological Damper valves which again operate one control per wheel. The dampers achieve extremely fast and precise damping responses using electromagnet fluid which, with the help of specially-designed sensors, stiffen and relax at up to 1,000 adjustments per second accommodating the car’s stability, shock absorption and steering needs on both tarmac and gravel.
With some impressive stats and unique chassis set up has certainly got us interested in finding out more. Our reporter in Taiwan, Sam Williams, will be visiting the team behind “Miss R” and seeing if the hype is real.