Designed following two pillars of the Chinese GAC brand philosophy, “Innovation” and “Experience”, the Enpulse is a concept car that offers an insight into the future of the brand by offering a solution for the sports cars of tomorrow that will combine zero emission driving emotions. The car was presented at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show. The GAC Enpulse is built on a modular platform for electric vehicles from the Chinese manufacturer: “It was very important for us to create a high-factoriness concept car very close to production to demonstrate our ability to create a truly significant product in the world of sports cars,” says Zhang Fan, head of design and GAC research and development.

“While most consumers today gravitate around crossovers and SUVs, we believe that sports cars still have something to say and this is where we can capture people’s hearts. Thanks to the instantaneous performance of electric propulsion and a disruptive and fascinating design, the Enpulse embodies the driving pleasure and freedom of a young soul,” continues Zhang Fan. The car’s design is a visual expression of the design language called “Vector Energy”, first seen on the GAC Eno.146 concept car presented in 2019.

The Enpulse boasts compact and balanced proportions. “It is a true sports car. The design of the front end echoes the stylistic approach seen on the Eno.146 with shaped surfaces that seem to embrace the road accompanied by high-impact styling elements such as laser-technology arc headlights that allow the car to be recognised even from a distance and in the dark,” says Pontus Fontaneus, head of the GAC style centre in Los Angeles. The profile is clean and sculptural and there is only one main line that goes up from the sill to the rear of the car. “This characteristic line, which we call Blade, gives the vehicle a unique dynamism and makes it look like it is moving even when it is stationary,” continues Fontaneus. The Blade is now a distinctive design feature of the GAC models.

The interior has been designed around the concept of purity. The cabin is enclosed by a sort of outer ring that gives the occupants a feeling of protection and integration with the exterior. The soft upholstery of the cockpit is contrasted with the projecting structural frame that contains all the mechanics and electronics of the Enpulse. The upper part of the cockpit floats visually inside the tank giving a sense of lightness. The structure of the car has remained visible to avoid the sporty nature of the Enpulse. The screens for setting management are separated between driver and passenger, the aim being to keep the driver’s attention from the road. The three-spoke sports steering wheel houses two displays for selecting the main functions such as driving mode selection.