NIO' s electric supercar broke new record at the NIrdschleife of the Nürburgring circuit. With the time of 6 minutes 45.900 seconds it also improved its previous lap time for 19.22 seconds.
The record lap certainly was possible for the NIO EP9, which posseses a huge power of exactly one megawatt (or 1360 ps). It alows him to reach a top speed of 313 kilimeters per hour and accelerate from 0 to 200 kilometers per hour in just 7,1 seconds.
That's how Gerry Hughes, Head of Performance Program & FE Team Principal, NIO, commented their new track record: "In October 2016, we aimed to set a new lap record for an electric vehicle with our NIO EP9. In the inclement 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."