One by one, EVs are decimating records set by internal combustion engine vehicles. The NIO EP9, has set a new lap record around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The car managed a time of 6:45.90, which is the fastest lap ever set by an electric vehicle around the track – and in fact is faster than any production vehicle, electric or otherwise, beating the Lamborghini Huracan Performante by just over 6 seconds.
The Nio EP9 from Chinese carmaker (and NextEV brand) is no regular consumer car. Production is very limited, with only six cars made so far, with a second run to be priced at $1.48 million a piece. The car provides a megawatt of power (1,342 horsepower), with a top speed of 194 miles per hour, and can sprint from 0-124 mph in just 7.1 seconds. Nio claims it can pull three Gs in a corner, and that it achieves 24,000 Newtons (5,395 pounds) of downforce at 149 mph.
The Nio EP9 doesn't need a driver to go fast, either. Back in February, the car clocked an autonomous lapof two minutes, 40.33 seconds at the Circuit of the Americas, with a top speed of 160 mph. A driver was in the car for that run, but Nio says the EP9 completed the lap "without any intervention."
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