You might remember that last year at the Auto Shanghai in China Qoros brought a prototype featuring a revolutionary four-cylinder engine called “Qamfree” developed by FreeValve AB, a company related to Sweden’s Koenigsegg.
That engine was camshaft free and even eschewed all of its components, instead using FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator technology. Now it turns out the Chinese automaker went for a partnership directly with Koenigsegg, as the two joined forces for a completely different car. The “camless” Qoros 3-based concept was a regular hatchback, but now the teased 9 QlectriQ will be an entirely electric high performance model with the shape of a futuristic fastback. Intriguing features seen here are the door opening mechanics as well as the apparent use of carbon fiber just about everywhere.
According to interesting reports from China, the new concept should sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in no more than three seconds and still hold enough juice to go for up to 310 miles (500 kilometers). We’re going to get the full story once the Auto Shanghai 2017 kicks off on April 19 with the press days, but we might also see the 9 QlectriQ become official days ahead, to gather the hype alone.