Representatives of the Chinese company NextEV said that they updated the record of the legendary race track in the Nurburgring. During the test run on the “northern loop” the new model completed the circle for 7: 05,12 – the absolute figure for electric vehicles, and only 8 seconds more than the world record holder of the Porsche 918 hybrid. The newcomer left behind and Nissan GT-R Nismo, and the Dodge Viper ACR.
Each of the four wheel-motors NIO EP9 has its own gearbox, their total power reaches 1000 kW or 1360 hp. The car has a permanent all-wheel drive. Acceleration to 200 km / h occurs in 7.1 seconds, the cruising speed is set at 200 km / h, and the ceiling – 313 km / h. In addition, the resource of a removable battery NIO EP9 is enough for a journey of 427 km in length.
Not so much an electric car as a racing car – NIO EP9 is designed to set high-speed records. With a weight of 1732 kg at a speed of 240 km / h, the clamping force reaches 2.5 tons, which is twice the average of the Formula 1 sports cars. The body can withstand longitudinal overloads of 3.3 g and lateral acceleration of 2.53 g. Custom wheels and shock absorbers at high speeds press the electric vehicle to the track, make it “flat” and resistant to tipping.
In the company NextEV without false modesty claim a revolutionary breakthrough in the construction of electric vehicles, the opinion of the pilots Formula E varies. NIO EP9 is not a prototype, it’s a serial car, but the practical experience of its operation is so small that any comparison of the beginner with the veterans of the route is still subjective. Perhaps, the situation will change after the start of sales – according to rumors, only 6 copies will be issued worth $ 1.2 million .