On October 27, 2023, ZEEKR 001 FR was officially launched with a price starting from 769,000 yuan. The new EV is not only equipped with a large number of lightweight sports kits, but also equipped with four electric motors, with a maximum power of 1,300 horsepower, which can be said to be the ultimate development of dynamic performance. Based on previous news, the new car’s actual 0-100km/h acceleration time was 2.02 seconds, and the official even directly stated its status as the “strongest pure electric vehicle on the ground”. In addition, the new car will also launch the “Raikkonen mode”, which is personally tuned by Kimi Raikkonen, allowing users to experience and learn from the driving habits of world champions. The “Raikkonen mode” will be pushed through OTA after the completion of this winter’s testing.
In terms of appearance, as a high-performance version, the overall design of this new EV has not been significantly adjusted. Instead, a lot of aerodynamic and lightweight upgrades have been made on the basis of the regular version, including the front lip, side skirts, rear diffusers, rear spoiler, and roof, which are all made of carbon fiber material and adorned with red decoration, making it highly aggressive, we can also easily identify its unique identity.
It is worth mentioning that the new car has also opened up two intake ports specifically for the braking system to help dissipate heat. The braking system is equipped with AP Racing front 10 piston rear 4 piston calipers and Brembo carbon ceramic brake discs. At the same time, it will also be equipped with performance forged wheels to reduce the mass under the wheels. The front and rear tire sizes are 265/40 R22 and 295/40 R22, respectively, and semi hot melt tires can be optional. In addition, the new car will also be equipped with KW twisted tooth shock absorbers.
In terms of interior, the overall design of ZEEKR 001 FR remains consistent with the regular version, still equipped with a combination of 15.4-inch central control screen and 8.8-inch LCD instrument panel. The steering wheel has added driving mode buttons at 4 and 8 o’clock positions. In addition, the interior is decorated with a large amount of suede and carbon fiber materials, further enhancing the sporty atmosphere. It is worth mentioning that the ZEEKR 001 FR is also equipped with the 8295 intelligent cockpit computing platform for the first time in mass production, further enhancing the intelligent experience. Similarly, satellite communication technology, which can achieve two-way satellite messages and satellite voice calls, is also being mass-produced for the first time.
In terms of power, the new car will be powered by a four-motor-distributed electric drive, consisting of 4 high-performance SiC permanent magnet synchronous motors self-developed by ZEEKR. The maximum power of the dual front motors is 422 horsepower; The maximum power of the dual rear motors is 843 horsepower, and the comprehensive maximum power of the system is 1300 horsepower. The official test result for 0-100km/h acceleration is only 2.02 seconds. In addition, the new car will also be equipped with a PTM 2.0 global thermal management system, which has a cooling capacity equivalent to about 3 household air conditioners and can help cool the battery and motor systems during extreme driving. In addition, the new car will also provide overclocking mode, which can be started at any speed. After starting, the maximum power of the vehicle will be increased by 10%.
The new car will also be equipped with ZEEKR Four-Wheel Torque Vector Control (ZVC) system, which can monitor the speed of four motors in real-time, independently control the torque output of each wheel, and improve the cornering limit. It is reported that the maximum lateral G value of the new car’s curve can reach 1.4G, and the bottom lap speed of the Zhejiang race is 1 minute, 37 seconds, and 53 seconds. In the future, the Extreme Krypton will also invite professional drivers to further refresh the Zhejiang race results and challenge more tracks. In addition, through the ZVC system, the new car can also achieve tank turning and snake winding without the need to move the steering wheel.