Detailed Look At The NextEV’s NIO EP9 At The Race Track – Video

2 months ago by Mark Kane 24

The NextEV’s NIO EP9 all-electric supercar, which was unveiled recently in November, is the currently Nürburgring Nordschliefe EV lap record holder – with a time of 7 mins 5.12s.

NIO EP9

NIO EP9

But it will not be a common sight, as apparently only six of those track-only versions are to be made… for China. Although, we are hopefully there will be also a street-legal version in the future.

In the video above, there is an exclusive presentation of the NIO EP9 (specs below) with further detailing of the aerodynamics and (hard to miss) huge cooling intakes for the batteries. Also the breaks on the this 1 MW monster are the largest in the business.

Inside, as one might expect in a ‘for the track’ performance vehicle, there are just two-seats and a spartan interior with simple instrumentation.

“This is the new NIO EP9, both the launch of the NIO brand and the electric supercar itself from NextEV, the brainchild of Chinese businessman, William Lee. Marking a significant step into the future, I join the team during testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for an exclusive look behind the scenes during testing.

Boasting 1,360hp it reaches the magical 1 Megawatt of power, capable of over 300km/h and now holding the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of just 7:05.

After spotting the car during testing at Bruntingthorpe, the team got in touch to invite me to join them in France during the car’s outing, along with an opportunity to chat to a number of key people involved in then project including Design Director David Hilton and NextEV’s Formula E drivers, Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey.

A big thanks to those involved for inviting me along for this opportunity, it’s wonderful to be able to share this exclusive look with you on the day of the brand’s global premiere and launch in London.”

NIO EP9

NIO EP9

Quick specs on the NIO EP9:

  • two-seater fully-electric supercar
  • 1 MW peak power delivery at wheel / 1,360 PS equivalent with AWD with 4 x inboard motors, 4 individual gear boxes and torque vectoring
  • Max speed, gear limited 313 kph (195 mph)
  • 0-100 kph 2.7 seconds
  • 0-200 kph 7.1 seconds
  • 0-300 kph 15.9 seconds
  • 427 km (265 miles) range using 2 lithium batteries, indirectly water cooled
  • 45 minutes battery charge time (battery changeable)
  • 1735 kg total weight, Batteries = 635 kg (both), All carbon content = 364 kg
  • Dimensions: 4888 x 2230 x 1150 mm
  • Quarter mile time 10.1 seconds/249 kph

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26 responses to "Detailed Look At The NextEV’s NIO EP9 At The Race Track – Video"

  1. Joshua Burstyn says:

    Are those EU kms or EPA kms?

    1. Mikael says:

      km not kms. SI-units are unchanged in plural.

      1 km, 50 km
      1 kWh, 100 kWh
      1 km/h, 70 km/h

  2. jimijonjack says:

    SuperCar ? More like G00FY Car 0-60 2.7 secs , a Teslas sedan Beats it ! It’s stupid looking & you gotta be a Gymnist to get in & out of it & it is Definetly not Pretty. I could only Imagine the price ! Can’t anyone build a decent sedan with long range & NO GOOF FACTOR. This is an Unreasonable car. I wonder what they’re trying to prove . We all know that EV’s can go Fast , I guess the more the merrier…)(*&^%$#@!@#$%^&.)

    1. steve L. says:

      This is a hypercar supercar. Not a 4 door saloon to pick up groceries. This is made to go around racetracks without overheating. Tesla can’t go full blast around a racetrack without overheating.On a racetrack 0-100km/h is not really important,handling and overall performance is. All the development in this car will eventually end up in a regular saloon car at some point just like the technology in F1 cars end up in regular production cars after a few years. So you are saying Rimac, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren are goofy cars. They might not be for you, but they still are important to push the development in technology.

      1. floydboy says:

        BINGO! Well said!

    2. Foob says:

      Pretty sure they’re trying to take the Nordschliefe record and at 7m5s they’re 5th fastest so far, 17 seconds behind the record. The plug-in record’s the 918 Spyder at 6m57s, so I’d guess they’ll be gunning for that next. The Tesla’s not gone under 9 minutes to my knowledge.

      If NextEV want the 0-60 or 1/4 mile records, they’ll just change the gearing. Competing with ICE cars on their own ground rather than EVs on theirs is the right thing for a new market entrant to do IMHO.

      1. jimijonjack says:

        A stupid Hyper Stupid Car that goes around in Circles & accomplishes nothing ..Too Bad you’ll never be able to afford one of these time & money wasters..

        1. Trollnonymous says:

          LOL…… +1

          Another way to waste a crapload of energy of which 99.2345% can’t afford.

          1. DJ says:

            Couldn’t the same be said about Tesla and how the other 95% can’t afford them?

            Meanwhile other major nameplates are actually delivering cars a big chunk of that 95% can actually afford.

            It’s not a good thing to throw rocks in glass houses as they say…

            1. Trollnonymous says:

              Looking at the number of cars Tesla has sold / /is selling, I’m pretty sure there’s more than .7655% of us that can afford their products.

              How many have they sold?

              as for the super stupid car above…….there’s a reason the price is not mentioned.

          2. floydboy says:

            Sheesh guys, relax already! Car like these are engineering efforts to push the envelope! Not everyone is out to make low cost electric runabouts, not even Tesla!

        2. DJ says:

          So what is a Tesla then? An even stupider car that can only go fast in a straight line?

          This car was made for a purpose and appealing to you isn’t it. Congrats to them for making an actual street legal EV hypercar that beats the pants off your beloved Tesla at everything other than 0-60 which is IMO a pretty lame ass way to judge a super/hyper car anyways.

          1. floydboy says:

            Okay DJ now your ranting is just getting childish! I get that you don’t like Tesla, but, you’re actually saying, 0 to 60 mph is a lame way to judge cars?! Really?! Lashing out blindly like that, doesn’t do your credibility any favors, as doesn’t jimijonjack’s comparison of two completely different purposed cars does his!

      2. philip d says:

        Here’s a P85 that did it in 8:50.

    3. WARREN says:

      You have to be kidding. Not only will this leave a Tesla Sedan on the track, but if it really runs a 10.1 at approx 150mph, it would dust the Tesla in any kind of race above 5mph.

      1. ffbj says:

        Yeah, it’s an electric racer. It’s really pretty impressive.

        1. jimijonjack says:

          This Super Stupid Racer is Not a proven Product yet. For all we know it can be a total load of BS ..It has one race to it’s name, that’s it.,and the price Who knows???? & the 4 Motors & 4 Gear Boxes , Now that sounds Really Stupid ..If I really absolutely had to have a Racer, For my Money I’d go with the RIMAC it is so much more advance & “REAL”., Rimac is a proven Production car .

          1. Steve L. says:

            I don’t see why this car is BS. It was developed in less than two years by Nextev formula E team. The car is running and setting fast times.I’m sure the car has more to beat the Nurburgring overall record. I also prefer the Rimac concept one. The concept one also has 4 motors and 2 speed gearbox.There are no other way to achieve fast acceleration and high top speed. With one speed, you either compromise acceleration or top speed. Do you know what torque vectoring is? look it up. I don’t agree that it accomplishes nothing. These cars are needed to push the development so that one day we will be able to buy a car with similar technology for much less.

  3. George Parrott says:

    10.1 seconds @154 mph in the quarter mile is pretty much total HYPER-car territory. I don’t think the Porsche 918 can manage that kind of quarter mile thrust.

    And, beauty is in the eye of the beholder; I rather like the looks of this rocket myself.

    1. floydboy says:

      Agreed! This car is nearly as quick as the Rimac Concept One’s 9.9 second quarter mile time.

  4. Jake Brake says:

    Considering the development timeframe, id say they will be going after the overall nurburgring record once the weather warms up and crush all hypercars.

    1. floydboy says:

      Koenigsegg’s likely to walk away with that title, as they’ve done with a couple of other tracks already!

  5. Martin says:

    The video has been removed by Nio. No on board video published although it was promised early on. Smells fishy…

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Internet is a wonderful thing…video now re-replaced, (=

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