Production ORA Punk Cat Pulls A Clark Kent Move To Hide Its VW Beetle Identity

Nice Wall’s ORA model has made a sequence of updates to the oddly-named Punk Cat earlier than the EV reaches the arms of consumers.

The ORA Punk Cat was first unveiled at April’s Beijing Auto Present, wanting very very like the basic VW Beetle and full with nearly-identical spherical headlights and taillights. Nonetheless, pictures of the automobile just lately filed with China’s Ministry of Business and Info Know-how reveal that ORA has tweaked the EV’s design.

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The modifications made on the entrance are notably apparent because the Beetle-inspired round headlights have been changed by rounded lights with flat bottoms. Elsewhere, ORA has eliminated the thick chrome trimmings across the wheel arches whereas additionally making some minor changes to the form of the entrance bumper and grille. These pictures additionally reveal that the production-ready Punk Cat now has a charging flap simply in entrance of the wing mirrors whereas the unique present automobile had a sequence of shark gills on this location. Talking of the wing mirrors, they’ve grown in measurement for manufacturing.

Styling alterations proceed on the rear the place there are a brand new set of taillights with the identical form because the headlights and a pronounced trunklid spoiler has been fitted. A spec sheet launched for the automobile reveals that it’s 4,401 mm lengthy, 1,867 mm vast, and 1,633 mm tall and comes with a 2,750 mm wheelbase. It additionally has a curb weight of 1,710 kg – not precisely what you’d name mild.

Only a single powertrain will probably be supplied, specifically an electrical motor producing 169 hp (126 kW) that may ship the automobile by way of to 155 km/h (96 mph). Offering this motor with its juice is a lithium-iron phosphate battery pack, though no capability particulars are recognized. It’s also unclear how far the ORA Punk Cat can journey on a single cost.

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Author: Brandon Park