Last year, electric-car startup NIO brought its 1360-hp EP9 supercar to the Nurburgring and set the record for the quickest electric car at the famous circuit with a blistering time of 7:05.00. But that was last year.
There’s a new lap record at the Nürburgring. The NIO EP9 supercar stopped the clock at 6:45.90, as evidenced by the impressive on-board video above. That makes the EP9 a full six seconds quicker than a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, currently the production-car record holder at the Nurburgring.
The EP9’s incredible quickness comes from electric motors at each wheel that combine to generate 1360 horsepower and 4671 lb-ft of torque – not a typo. Having a motor at each wheel gives the EP9 real-time torque vectoring, no doubt improving cornering speeds significantly.
NIO announced recently that it plans on building more EP9s, each with a price of $1.48 million. The EP9 uses a carbon fiber tub built to FIA standards, can run a quarter mile in 10.1 seconds, has a top speed of 194 mph, and will hit 2.53g in cornering.