“Today we launched our electric supercar that broke the record at the Nordschleife. The NIO EP9 was born to push the limits and is the first stage of automotive production for NIO. It is a statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles.”
This is what William Li, CEO at NextEV, has declared about the company`s most powerful electric supercar, the NIO EP9, a model that announces a new era of technological innovations in the electric segment.
And indeed, the NextEV`s NIO EP9 is the 1,360 horsepower electric supercar that managed to lap the Nurburgring in a staggering 7:05:12 seconds, on the 12th of October. More than that, on the 4th of November, the electric supercar also lapped the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, in just 1:52:78 seconds, way to impressive than the previous 2:40 seconds.
The car`s drivetrain comes in the shape of four high-performance electric motors each one with its own gearbox, which deliver a total of 1,360 horsepower and a whopping 1,480 Nm of torque. The staggering news is that the supercar also delivers a mega 6,334 Nm of torque being distributed to the wheels, from 0 to 7,500 rpm.
With all these in mind, it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, while the quarter mile run is done in 7.1 seconds, at a topping of 303 km/h. At least this is what the carmaker states on paper. As for the charging process, the NIO EP9 electric supercar can be fully charged in just 45 minutes, offering a range of 427 km.
From a visual standpoint, the NextEV NIO EP9 comes with a floor diffuser on the entire length, active rear wing with three positions – park, low drag, high downforce – adding front adjustable splitter to increase downforce while cornering as well as the 19- and 21-inch wheels with carbon fiber inlays.
Inside, the cabin is fully-tweaked with the latest technology, the carmaker also stating that “The EP9 features a visionary integrated e-control structure and sensor system layout, which could fit the latest autonomous driving technology. Additionally, it utilises our intelligent, user-friendly interactional design concept, which provides a joyful experience for users with digital interaction and instant sharing.”