The all-electric hypercar is a force to be reckoned – after recently besting its own record, set in the EV class, with a lower time of 19.22 seconds, enough to actually claim world supremacy among production cars.
The Nio EP9 has bested its own record at the Nürburgring – they took down the EV record on the Nordschleife with a lap of 7 minutes 5.12 seconds. Now Nio has announced it has gone a step further – taking the general lap record on the legendary track by improving their previous time no less than 19.22 seconds. This means they had a lap time of 6 minutes 45.90 seconds, enough to best the one set late last year by the Lamborghini Huracán Performante. The question is, how did they go that much faster on the new run?
Nio first tells us the initial run performed in October 2016, was done with “inclement” weather – and now they had fairer atmosphere when racing driver Peter Dumbreck was at the helm. We still want the video and data confirmation for the lap – due to the controversy surrounding the Huracan’s performance – but before that comes we may remind you of the Nio EP9’s credentials: 1,341 horsepower (1,000 kilowatts) thanks to four electric motor/generators, with 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) sprint in 2.7 seconds and 194 mph maximum speed.