［SUZHOU, November 18, 2018］The 2018 Suzhou Taihu Marathon kicked off today at the intersection between Shishan Road and Mingdeng Alley in Suzhou New District, Suzhou. The opening ceremony was attended by Wang Yifu, expert committee member of the Chinese Olympic Committee and a former Olympic champion, Liu Tong, deputy director of Jiangsu Sports Administration, Nie Biao, Deputy Mayor of Suzhou, and Wu Xinming, Secretary of Party Working Committee and mayor of Suzhou New District, among others. Qiantu Motor participated in the event as its official car sponsor and the QIANTU K50, the first production model of Qiantu Motor, graced the event as the official pace vehicle.
The 2018 Suzhou Taihu Marathon, in its fourth edition, attracted a total of 30,000 marathoners from 37 countries and regions. It featured three event distances—full marathon, half marathon and mini marathon—for a journey full of passion and excitement. Lu Qun, Chairman of Qiantu Motor, is a seasoned marathoner himself. He once described car manufacturing as a 100-year marathon. “Car manufacturing is a 100-year marathon for those with true perseverance and dedication,” he said. He and other members of the running team at Qiantu Motor completed the full marathon.
As the official pace vehicle, the iconic QIANTU K50 grabbed countless eyeballs as it led the marathon race. Featuring a distinctive design language of “EXPRESSION OF LIFE”, the QIANTU K50, with its athletic lines and powerful proportions, exudes the agility and dynamism of a sports car. It has a body 100% made of new composite materials, consisting of an all-aluminum frame and carbon-fiber covered parts, which endow it with an outstanding lightweight construction. Its ethereal poise matched perfectly the pack of energetic marathoners and they together demonstrated the unique charm of the marathon event.
As the first pure electric city roadster in China, the QIANTU K50 has everyday driving pleasure as its soul, backed by a quality worthy of the racetrack. The emphasis on driving pleasure is also shown in extensive desirable features carried by it, including Brembo 4-piston brake calipers found in top sportscars and 19-inch forged aluminium wheels with Pirelli tires. With its powerful sportscar performance, the QIANTU K50 provided reliable high-quality services for the event organizer.