Nio EP9 electric hypercar recently set a new Nurburgring lap record making it the fastest electric car to lap the ‘Green Hell’. Now, NextEV- the company behind the Nio EP9 have done it again. This time, laying claim to the ultimate production car lap record.
NextEV’s Nio EP9 broke the previous Nurburgring lap record held by the Radical SR8LM by 2.1 sec. The Nio EP9 set a lap time of 6 min 45.9 sec. However, that’s still 35 seconds off the fastest ever lap of the ‘Ring which was set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 back in 1983.
That said, the 7 min 5 sec lap set by the Nio EP9 earlier remains the fastest every lap of the circuit by any electric car.
The Nio EP9’s electric powertrain makes 1 megawatt of power. Thanks to the equivalent of 1342 hp, the EP9 does 0-60 mph in 2.7 sec, while 124 mph comes up in just 7.1 sec and it has a top speed 194 mph.