New record: 6: 45.9 minutes 20.8 km

Nürburgring, 15 may 2017

Already on October 12th, 2016, NIO released the electric supercar EP9 on the Northern loop of the Nürburgring. There, the car immediately broke the lap record for electric cars. the time? 7: 05,12 minutes. Thus was the EP9 the Lamborghini Huracán Performante while damn quickly, to beat the record for production cars, not handed it at the time but still. Now NIO blew up the car again on the 20.8 km long Eifel circuit. The result is markerschütternd.

Better weather, better lap time

The EP9 completed a round in the Green hell in 6: 45.9 minutes. So he powdered his old record to 19,22 seconds. And also the record of 6: 52,01 minutes by the Huracán Performante is history. How the NIO suddenly almost 20 seconds could be faster? The last record attempt in October, the weather conditions were not optimal. In this pass, racing driver Peter Dumbreck and the cars had caught apparently better weather. What we are now still missing? A video evidence.

1,360 HP, 312 km/h peak

You need a refresher of the technical specifications and the performance? The four electric motors of the NIO EP9 develop a power of 1,000 kW (1,360 HP). manages 0-100 mph in 2.7 seconds, the 200 km/h mark is cracked after 7.1 seconds and the maximum speed indicates the manufacturer with 312 km/h. The range should be 426 km. Not bad for an electric car, or? Other highlights: the three ways adjustable rear wing, the Quad adjustable shocks and extra-strong braking. As a result, the NIO can reach 2.53 g in curves. There, the innards of the occupants of forward.

Series vehicles, prices and the future of NIO

So, has the NIO EP9 now broken the record for the fastest production car on the Northern loop of the Nürburgring? Depends on how you define "Production car". NIO would like to sell the EP9 in small quantities. Six examples were built for the investors of the company already and 10 more will be coming soon. At the price of legendary 1.48 million ($1.35 million). NIO itself belongs to the Chinese company NextEV. "Intelligent, high-performance premium electric" should be created under this brand. The EP9 is likely not alone for long stay. Apparently, namely, the company plans an electric SUV called ES8, which then is to compete with the Tesla model X.
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by Harry McNamara

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