Watch the NIO EP9 smash the EV lap record at the Nürburgring

Back in October 2016, the NIO EP9 electric supercar shaved a cool 15 seconds off the electric vehicle lap record at the Green Hell – the Nordschleife at Germany’s iconic Nürburgring.

At the time NIO, the consumer brand of Formula E Team NEXTEV only released an edited excerpt of the run, leaving some to question the validity of their claimed time.  Now, this video puts the argument to bed proving the lap was completed in just 7mins and 5seconds.

With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes, the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS.

The EP9 accelerates from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.

A carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design, designed to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240kph.


Here’s a full and uninterrupted onboard video of the record-breaking lap.

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