Chairman Hu to ride in Hong Qing HQE V12 on Oct 1st
Published June 22, 2009
The Chinese Chairman, Hu Jintao, will be riding in the FAW made Hong Qi HQE, a Chinese design and developed limo which also houses the first domestically designed and built V12 engine.
The HQE was designed specifically for use by high level governmental ministers, chiefly the Chairman of China, and also the Prime Ministers. October 1st 2009 will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, and Chairman Hu will be using the HQE to review the Peoples Liberation Army. The HQE is a 100% handmade vehicle, with a body stretching over 6 meters long.
The V12 engine is a 6.0l model with compression at 10.3, the cylinders measure 84x90mm. The V12 produces 300kw at 5600rpm and a max torque of 550nm at 4000rpm, which puts the max torque at a little lower than the Audi A8 W12 engine.