GWM ORA Lightning Cat is a BLATANT Porsche Panamera Ripoff From China

by Jatin Chhibber | 26/04/2021
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Visually, the GWM ORA Lightning Cat is a tad too inspired from Porsche Panamera. However, it will get propelled by an electric motor.

Great Wall Motors is getting quite popular across the world for copying the designs of famous cars. Earlier, we showed you the ORA Punk Cat EV, which looked quite similar to that of the VW Beetle from the 1960s. Along with the ORA Punk Cat EV, the carmaker revealed the Lightning Cat EV, which seems to be inspired by the Prosche Panamera.


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The front fascia of the ORA Lightning Cat gets oval-shaped headlights, which looks identical to the one offered with the Porsche 911 and being an electric car, it does not get a grille up front. The roofline of the new GWM EV as well as the overall silhouette looks very similar to the Panamera, nevertheless, the Porsche is much bigger than the Chinese EV. At the back, the boot lid and taillights of the car seem to be inspired by the VW Beetle and Porsche cars. Moreover, it also gets an active rear spoiler. GWM will also offer the Lightning Cat with a unique set of tyres with curved spokes finished in silver colour shade. The Porsche Lightning Cat features a dual-tone finish, which combines a matte grey finish with metallic bronze inserts on the doors and wheel arches upfront.



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The cabin of the ORA Lightning Cat employs bright orange upholstery on the dashboard, seats, door panels and steering wheel. It also gets a two-tone setup for the infotainment system, digital instrument cluster and three-spoke steering wheel, which is inspired by Porsche cars. The second-row seats were finished in dark brown colour. The carmaker offered the Lightning Cat with an electric motor, which powers all four wheels of the electric sedan. The automaker said that the production-spec version of the car can sprint 0-100kmph in just 3.5 seconds. Last year, GWM showcased a lot of products at the 2020 Auto Expo, which they are planning to introduce in the Indian market. One can expect the carmaker to commence its operations in India in the near future.

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