NextEV presented today the EP9 NIO, the first electric hypercar which according to the company is the world’s fastest electric car, since it has managed to lap the Nurburgring in 7:04.12, shattering the previous record of 7:22 minutes.
The pure electric hypercar has four electric motors, one per wheel and four separate transmissions, with the electric motors to produce a total of 1 MegaWatt (1,360 hp), with the torque reaching up to 6,334 Nm on the wheels from 0 until 7,500 rpm. This power enables the car to do the 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, the 0-200 km/h in 7.1 seconds and the 0-300 km/h in 15.9 seconds, with its top speed reaching 313 km/h. Its autonomy goes up to 427 km, with its batteries being able to charge in just 45 minutes.
The car features active aerodynamics, it can produce 24,000 Nm of downforce at 240 km/h (twice as much as that produced by F1 cars) and it stands on 19-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch at the rear. It weighs 1,735 kilos, with its air-cooled lithium-ion batteries having a weight of 635 kg. It has a carbon monocoque chassis and it is manufactured to meet the specifications of Le Mans LMP1 race cars.
The NIO EP9 is able produce 3.3 G when braking and 2.53 G when turning at 230 km/hour. The company did not mention the price of the car, but it is estimated that it will be around $1 million.