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Ora 07 - Great Wall Motor’s Bold New Electric Flagship

The Ora 07, also known as the Lightning Cat, is Great Wall Motor's newest fastback flagship, designed to captivate discerning motorists with its speed, advanced features, and striking design.

Pricing and Affordability

In terms of affordability, the Ora 07 Lightning Cat's standard variant is estimated to cost about 50% more than the high-spec 03 Good Cat in Singapore, based on current pricing in China. The top-tier Performance variant, equipped with all-wheel drive and a suite of advanced digital features, targets competitors like the BYD Seal and Tesla Model 3 and may cost at least twice as much as the 03 Good Cat in Singapore before COE.

Performance and Range

The Ora 07 offers impressive specifications:

  • Single-Motor Variant: This front-drive model delivers over 149kW (200hp) and 340Nm of torque, with a 64.3kWh battery providing a range of 640 kilometers (NEDC).

  • Dual-Motor Variant: Featuring all-wheel drive, this version doubles the power to 304kW (408hp) and torque to 680Nm. It has a larger 83.5kWh battery and a range of 550 kilometers.

In the context of Singapore's driving habits, where the average daily distance is about 50 kilometers, the dual-motor Ora 07 can last approximately 10 days on a full charge, while the single-motor variant could extend to 12 days before needing a recharge.

Design and Features

The Ora 07, also marketed as the Lightning Cat in China, retains a bold design ethos with a unique spin on the premium-EV aesthetic:

  • Exterior: The front resembles an upsized 03 Good Cat, with Porsche-inspired headlights, an organic-looking bumper, and distinctive “puffy” wheelhouses. Depending on the variant, the alloy wheels are either 18-inch or 19-inch, with the larger wheels featuring a more dramatic design.

  • Doors: Frameless doors enhance the sleek appearance, with flush door handles that pop out when unlocked.

  • Rear Wing: An adaptive rear wing integrates seamlessly with the bodywork, transforming the fastback profile into a more dynamic "fasterback."

  • Glass Roof: The rear windscreen flows into a panoramic dome-style glass roof, creating a dramatic look from the rear.

Safety and Construction

Safety is paramount in the Ora 07’s design:

  • Crashworthiness: The body structure meets stringent safety standards, utilizing a high proportion (77.6%) of high-strength materials, including various types of vehicular steel for enhanced rigidity.

  • Certification: The Ora 07's safety-cage construction is designed to meet China’s C-NCAP and Europe’s E-NCAP standards.

Market Position and Rivals

The Ora 07 is positioned to challenge direct rivals like the BYD Seal and Tesla Model 3. Its design follows a desirable Chinese premium-EV formula, but with unique elements that set it apart. Despite changes in its naming convention for export purposes, the Ora 07 remains a serious contender in the electric vehicle market.

Great Wall Motor's Ora 07, or Lightning Cat, is a compelling choice for those seeking a stylish, high-performance electric vehicle. With its advanced features, impressive range, and bold design, it stands ready to compete with established names in the EV market. Check out for more updated car tips and informations on our social media:

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