/NIO EP9 Sets New Nurburgring Lap Record

NIO EP9 Sets New Nurburgring Lap Record

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It wasn’t that long ago that the new electric super car NIO EP9 shook the auto world by setting the world’s quickest autonomous lap at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, but already they have broken yet another record. This one was their own, the EP9’s Nurburgring lap record which the new attempt improved by nearly three seconds. 

In this new attempt NIO Ep9, this time with a driver at the wheel, managed to go around the Green Hell in 6 minutes 45.900 seconds. As you can see in the video the lap was largely silent except for wind and tire noise, but you can feel the g forces produced by the car’s 1360PS (1342 bhp) being unleashed even in the footage. The EP9 has a top speed of 313kph (194mph) and accelerates from 0-200kph (0-124mph) in 7.1 seconds.

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By now I’m sure you all want one of these NIO EP9s and why wouldn’t you, it’s awesome. But there is a slight problem with that, and that is they are making only ten built-to-order cars each with a base price of 1.48 million USD. So even if you have the money you still may not be able to get one.

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“In October 2016, we aimed to set a new lap record for an electric vehicle with our NIO EP9. In the inclemental weather that the Nürburgring Nordschleife is known for, the EP9 completed two laps of the 20.8 km (12.9m) ‘Green Hell’, one of which was in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record, making it the fastest electric car in the world. The EP9’s new lap record is 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time. This is a fabulous achievement for NIO and I am very proud of the team that has worked tirelessly to achieve this accolade,” said Gerry Hughes, Head of Performance Program & FE Team Principal, NIO.

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