Chinese boy builds electric sports car at home in just six months
27-year old Chen Yinxi from China has made a homemade electric supercar that caught everyone’s eye at the 2015 Hainan International Automotive Industry Exhibition (Auto Expo in Haikou). Taking almost half-year to build, this supercar does look like a supercar from the outside. He made it for an amount rounding-off to £3,000 and that for the records is quite impressive. Chen who is an automotive engineering student has an affinity for designing cars and although he belongs to a rich family, he wants to follow his passion and create a legacy of his own.
The car looks aerodynamically designed and ready to take on any circuit track, pinned against the Maserati’s or Lamborghini’s. The scissor doors also compliment the look perfectly and futuristic front and rear lights look impressive. As for the interior, they are as plush as it can get. But don’t let the looks fool you, because there is a big catch. First-off, this so called supercar is not road legal and secondly it can reach a top speed of just 60 km/h. Wait, a car that only hit 37 miles per hour and is being called a supercar?
The sports car is not street legal and can only reach top speed of 60 km/h
That said, I don’t want to take anything away from the maker who has put in quite a lot of effort into making this electric car. Probably support from some automotive maker will help him improve the car further and most importantly get it ready for the road. Otherwise it will only be a star that vanished in the vast expanse of the universe.