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First Look at NIO EP9, the world’s fastest electric supercar


Chinese electric car maker NextEV has debuted has unveiled the NIO EP9, the world’s fastest electric car that will be the first new model of its new brand NIO. With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes, the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS. The NIO EP9 accelerates from 0- 124 mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 265 miles.

The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The NIO EP9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 149 mph.

The NIO EP9 has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.

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all images courtesy of NextEV