When you see “dual personality” applied to a car what comes to mind? Maybe the red Plymouth from the movie Christine? But this is how the XingMobility Miss R is being billed as. The world’s first “dual personality” supercar is the “only supercar with on-track and off-road capabilities.”
The Taiwanese company is developing the car featuring “all-wheel torque vectoring and automatic vehicle lift functions that allow for instant ground clearance. This, coupled with the vehicle’s ‘Terrain Escape’ mode and auto-hold suspension allows for 100% grade hill-climb capability and incredible handling that outperforms even the most accomplished off-roaders.” These are some very bold claims.
XingMobility has its hand in a number of ventures besides the Miss R
Xing has its hand in a number of ventures besides the Miss R. It handles 1969 Camaro EV conversions in Taiwan. Xing built the Miss E; a rally-inspired car that looks like a pure race car to us. And it does electric big-truck conversions. It also has a range of “partners” including EST-Floattech, a Netherlands company that manufactures electric-powered boats; Toyota Tsusho, a purchasing arm of Toyota; 3M, and others.
So XingMobility is definitely not light on projects or big partners. Right now we would say that the Miss R is more like a testbed for in-house EV technology as opposed to an actual series production car. Xing says it is developing better battery and EV powertrain systems.
The Immersio system immerses the batteries in 3M Novec coolant
It features Xing’s patented “Immersio” battery system. The Immersio system immerses the batteries in 3M Novec coolant with a carbon fiber enclosure. Also part of this system includes a battery management system to monitor battery life and performance. Besides having a fast-charging battery system it also has a rapid battery swapping system. This is engineered so one can change out the battery pack in three minutes.
The chassis has a 116-inch wheelbase and is made from billet aluminum with an inboard pushrod suspension system in front. Wheel travel is almost 10 inches. Zero to 62 mph time is 2.2 seconds. The top speed is 170 mph and lateral acceleration is 1.2 G. Range is 150 right now but is expected to improve. The Miss R houses four sets of 400-volt motors. Combined horsepower is 1,341 hp with 1269 lb-ft of torque.
There are three distinct driving modes that can be selected
The interior is rather stark by design. It is said to be inspired by the “golden years of racing.” A quick-release steering wheel is part of the race-inspired features. There are three distinct driving modes that can be selected to change damping, ride height, and more. They are eco-mode, sport-mode, and F-U-mode. This last mode is the extreme performance mode providing “insane acceleration speeds for those who dare to try it.”
With a body of carbon fiber, Miss R can switch from street to off-road capable in seconds. The release mentions that it features “quick wheel-exchanging capabilities” but does not elaborate. In all, it seems pretty ambitious. If the claims are true Xing could be a player in EV technology.