NIO’s EP9 EV beats every production car ever with a Nurburgring lap record of 6:45.90

One by one, EVs are decimating records set by internal combustion engine vehicles. NIO/NextEV’s $1.48 million electric supercar, the NIO EP9, has set a new lap record around one of the world’s most famous and grueling racetracks, 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.

This would be the fastest lap ever done by any production vehicle – assuming we count the EP9 as a production vehicle.  Currently, NIO has built seven EP9s, and plans another production run of ten more cars.  While this is certainly a small number of units, other cars with smaller production runs (and similarly-high prices, like the McLaren F1 XP5 prototype, of which 5 were built) have qualified as “production” vehicles for these purposes, so the EP9 probably deserves the title.

We haven’t seen the new lap yet, but NIO plans to release a video sometime within the week.  For now, have a look at their edited video of the previous EV-record-setting lap here:

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