The Hyper GT will make its debut at the Guangzhou auto show on December 30 and could be priced at around RMB 300,000 ($43,110).
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GAC Aion, the new energy vehicle (NEV) subsidiary of GAC Group, has begun warming up for the second model of the Hyper brand, which was only unveiled in September.
GAC Aion today released several design images of a model called the Hyper GT, and hinted that the model will have butterfly doors.
The Hyper GT will be based on GAC Aion's next-generation all-electric platform, AEP 3.0, and will make its debut at the Guangzhou auto show on December 30, GAC Aion said.
The Guangzhou auto show will take place from December 30, 2022 to January 8, 2023. The event was originally planned for November 18-27, but was then postponed because of Covid concerns.
GAC Aion unveiled its new premium brand, Hyper, and its first model, the Hyper SSR supercar, on September 15.
GAC Aion is offering two versions of the Hyper SSR, with the regular version priced at RMB 1.286 million ($184,000) in pre-sale and capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds.
The other version, Hyper SSR Ultimate, is priced at RMB 1.686 million and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds.
GAC Aion said at the time that the model was the fastest accelerating car on the planet and would begin mass production and delivery in October next year.
On December 22, GAC Aion said the Hyper SSR completed its first performance test in mid-December and officially entered the production validation phase.
The real-world performance test marks the basic completion of the Hyper SSR's development work and a step closer to mass production and delivery, GAC Aion said.
Although the Hyper SSR is still far from delivery, spy photos of the Hyper GT, the second model of the Hyper brand, are already circulating on social media. The model is expected to be priced at around 300,000 yuan ($43,110), according to local media.
On December 21, local media Jiemian reported that GAC Aion is accelerating the process of getting Hyper-branded products to market and that the brand will have a separate sales channel.