China’s Plug-In Hybrid C1 Knockoff

China’s Plug-In Hybrid C1 Knockoff

October 8, 2020 Off By Mike Vietro

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China is well known for knocking off a good thing when they see it. When a Chinese car company by the name of Songsan decided to do the ultimate Plug-In Hybrid, their designers looked no further than the C1 Corvette. They named this “new” car the SS Dolphin.

It is not clear yet if/when this clone will be available in the US, or if it is just for the Chinese market, but it is clear they are targeting the younger retro market. It has been given a modern-day twist and features four circular LED headlights and a Corvette-inspired chrome grille. The model also has a chrome framed windshield and bumpers. A nice feature is that the car’s hardtop can be placed in the trunk for storage.

The rear end is almost an exact copy except for the SS Dolphin badge instead of a Corvette logo. This keeps the lawyers at GM from suing them.

The interior blends old school styling with modern technology. Details are limited, but a digital instrument cluster and a ‘floating’ infotainment system can easily be seen. Other highlights include wood trim, metallic accents and a flat-bottomed steering wheel; a nod to the C8.

It is a plug-in hybrid that features a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine and an electric motor. The battery pack is a bit small at only 16 kWh and can only travel 56-62 miles on electricity alone. The acceleration is stated at 4.9 seconds 0-62mph. Pricing starts at $86,613.

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