Hongqi’s new S9 sports car. [Photo/Xinhua]

CHANGCHUN – Hongqi, a car brand under China’s leading automaker FAW Group Co Ltd, debuted its new S9 sports car at the opening of Auto Shanghai 2021 on Monday.

The company said the first batch of 99 limited edition of the sports cars will be delivered to consumers in 2022.

The car has a V8T hybrid power system, enabling a maximum power of 1,400 horsepower and a top speed of over 400 km per hour. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km per hour in less than two seconds.

Hongqi, meaning “red flag”, is China’s iconic sedan brand. Established in 1958, the brand has seen its vehicles used in parades for national celebrations. Its producer FAW Group, founded in 1953 in the northeastern city of Changchun, Jilin province, is regarded as the cradle of China’s auto industry.