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2021 Arctic Fox ARCFOX

2021 Arctic Fox ARCFOX

Can the latest Chinese electric supercar make a strong case for itself?

Very few players in the automotive industry can boast such a rapid rate of progress like the Chinese carmakers. In just two decades, they evolved from making rudimentary three-wheeled transportation devices to producing viable alternatives to many of the established players on the market. This rapid progress does not just extend to normal commuter vehicles either. For 2021, BAIC Group in cooperation with BJEV (Beijing Electric Vehicles) decided to attack the electric supercar market. They are introducing two versions of the Arctic Fox – the ARCFOX GT Race edition and now, the more road-oriented ARCFOX GT.

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2021 Arctic Fox ARCFOX-GT Race Edition

2021 Arctic Fox ARCFOX-GT Race Edition

A GT racer from China with over 1,600 horsepower on tap

The Chinese BAIC Group in cooperation with BJEV (Beijing Electric Vehicle) is trying to branch into the EV supercar world with the Arcfox sub-brand that was present at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. The brand showcased three cars, the flashiest of which was, undoubtedly, the Arcfox-GT Race Edition. It’s a track-focused version of the Arcfox-GT that puts out 1,600 horsepower and 973 pound-feet of torque, features GT3-esque aerodynamics, and relies on state-of-the-art tech solutions straight from Formula E championship.

The state-owned BAIC Group is quite the colossus in China. Besides making cars under its own name and under the Senova, Foton, and Changhe brands, it also produces Beijing Hyundai and Beijing Benz vehicles through joint-venture deals. It’s among the five largest Chinese automakers and, now, over 30 years since it was founded, BAIC and BJEV have come together to launch a luxury sub-brand called Arcfox that brought to Geneva two supercars and one SUV - all three fully electric. The Arcfox-GT and the GT Race Edition were the attention grabbers at the Arcfox stand, and we’re going to talk about the latter of the two here.

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