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Qiantu's K50 electric sports car should arrive in the US in 2020

Its specs are pretty down-to-earth. This isn't some million-dollar moon shot.

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The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be sold in the US as well as China.   

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It sort of looks like Dr. Moreau attempted to merge a BMW i8 with a fish, at least up front.   

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There are 29 carbon fiber components on the body, weighing only about 103 pounds.     

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The rest of the body is made of sheet metal, while the frame underneath is made of aluminum.

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The K50 uses two electric motors, one at each axle, granting the vehicle all-wheel drive.

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Output is approximately 400 horsepower when putting around town, but there's an "overclocking" mode that briefly boosts output to about 430 hp.

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Qiantu didn't make any mention of battery capacity or range, but Chinese models get a 78-kWh battery, and the range from that unit is estimated at 186 miles.     

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There's also a solar-powered HVAC system that engages when the interior temperature exceeds 77 degrees Fahrenheit.    

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When it comes to US manufacturing, that responsibility will be left to Mullen Technologies, based in California.

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