Urban Supercar Looks Like A Lambo, Drives Like A Golf Cart

Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.

With a sticker price in the 50,000 yuan ($7,980) range depending on how its optioned, one could buy fifty Urban Supercars for the cost of a single Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Lamborghini doesn't even offer an EV so we'll give the nod to  Lishidedidong in that respect.

That's where the bragging rights end, however. The Raging Bull brand epitomizes power, beauty and exclusivity – the Aventador's 6.5 litre 60° V12 engine pumps out a rip-snorting 690 hp (510 kW). The Urban Supercar weighs nearly as much (1,200 kg vs 1,575 kg) but its 72V electric motor puts out a mere 10 hp. No typo there: TEN measly horses!

A 42V/10Ah lead-acid battery pack stores enough juice to move the Urban Supercar from 0 to 80 km/h though it's not stated exactly how long that will take. Suffice to say that occupants are at no risk from whiplash should they be challenged to a stoplight derby. The corresponding risk of shame and embarrassment, on the other hand, is pretty much guaranteed.

With that said, the Urban Supercar wasn't designed to ACT like a Lamborghini, just look like one. Its 150 km range is more than enough for grocery-getting and urban commuting while the recommended 400 kg (880 lbs) maximum load limit ensures a$$ is about all one can haul.

Assuming the Chinese-made Urban Supercar could meet North American road safety standards (unlikely at best), it could find a market as a cheap transportation option for image-conscious students. Anything's better than Mom's hand-me-down sedan, amiright? (via Autoevolution and Car News China)