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The Hongqi S9 is a wild-looking thing

It shares a designer with the original Audi R8, believe it or not.

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The Hongqi S9 is a new supercar that came to life in China, for China.

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Italy's Silk EV and China's FAW teamed up for a joint venture to create the S9.

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It'll be built in Italy and limited to 99 cars.

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There's a plug-in hybrid V8 powertrain in the middle of the supercar.

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The companies said it makes 1,400 horsepower.

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Going from 0-62 should take 1.9 seconds.

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The whole idea is to keep building the Hongqi brand locally in China, which once built limos for Mao Zedong.

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A supercar isn't a bad way to get attention.

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