Former head of Ferrari will help the Chinese company to cost hypercarsMay 2, 2021
In an official press release from China’s Silk-FAW, former Ferrari CEO and board member Amedeo Feliz has been appointed as special advisor to the executive chairman of the joint venture and a member of its senior advisory board.
Mr. Feliza is expected to contribute greatly to the development of the brand thanks to his 26 years of experience at the Italian Ferrari. In fact, Silk-FAW says Felisa “will be involved in developing the company’s global strategy and will provide oversight of all elements of the company’s business plan.”
Silk-FAW is committed to creating “high quality ultra-luxury sports cars” not only for China but for the entire world.
The Silk-FAW joint venture produces battery-electric and hybrid hypercars under the Hongqi brand, which will be built in China and at Silk’s headquarters in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
We first saw these planned hypercars during the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show in the form of the 1400-horsepower Hongqi S9. The first of the S series, the Hongqi S9, was designed by former Volkswagen Group design chief Walter de Silva, who is now Silk-FAW’s VP of Style and Design. De Silva will design the entire Hongqi S-series lineup.
You may have heard of Hongqi as the company that produces stately cars for the Chinese government, billed as the “official vehicle for ministerial officials” since 2013. But as stated above, Hongqi is no longer limited to producing official vehicles.
The S9 is powered by a plug-in hybrid system with a V8 internal combustion engine that produces massive power output. It is said to be able to accelerate to 100 km / h in just 1.9 seconds, and the top speed is claimed to be 402 km / h.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that an incredibly realistic Ferrari SF1000 F1 steering wheel for Sim Racing was shown on the Web. The steering wheel for games has a work screen, working buttons, dials and gear shift indicators.
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