The joint venture created with American and Chinese capital, it has identified the area on which the new one will be built production center who will devote himself to production of the Hongqi S9, unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021, by choosing the Gavassa fraction of Reggio Emilia.
After the announcements of the past few weeks, further details arrive on what will be the project that the American Silk EV and the Chinese company FAW will carry out.
This is a position that allows us to be just two hours from Milan and less than 30 minutes from Modena, a city that has a particular, strategic significance for the automobile, explains Jonathan Krane, CEO of the new company.
An important choice that will lead to the construction of the factory in the city of the Tricolore. The president of the Emilia Romagna Region, Stefano Bonaccini, explained the reason why an international company of such importance chose the Motor Valley.
Here there are world-famous car brands: Ferrari and Maserati were born in this region, to name two, but we also have excellences such as Dallara. And then it’s hard to find a place in the world that hosts so many sporting events, from Formula 1 to motorcycle racing.
In detail, the investment for the construction of the plant will be 1 billion euros, in which there will be well over 1,000 jobs. We also reiterate that the pole itself will be designed and built according to the principles of eco-sustainability, in which there will be design, research and production departments.
After this agreement it comes to my mind that anyone who wants to build a supercar must almost inevitably pass through our region. There are cutting-edge technologies and artisan skills, experience and universities, this is the declaration of the councilor for economic development and the green economy Vincenzo Colla.
It is not excluded that the factory may already be fully operational within two years and that already a early 2023 the first will come out of its production lines Hongqi S9. We remind you that this is a vehicle equipped with a V8 engine capable of delivering a power of 1.400 CV thanks to the help of a hybrid system, and reach a maximum speed of 400 km/h. Sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in only 1.9 seconds.
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