By production road-legal vehicles.
The NIO EP9 electric hypercar set a new Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record on May 12,2017, improving its previous result from October 2016 by 19.22 seconds to a road-legal record of 6:45.900 s (six minutes, 45.900 seconds)!
Nio EP9 On The Ring
No other production car ever posted a faster lap time at the 'Ring than the NIO EP9, not even the Lamborghini Huracán Performante, that turned in a time of 6:52.01 a couple months back.
NIO's time is simply amazing, but the EP9 isn't the only plug-in among the Top 5 fastest-ever laps of the Nurburging by road-legal production cars.
Standing in fifth place for its 'Ring time is the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The 918 Spyder has a hybrid-carbonfibre construction, a combustion engine and suspension set-up donated by a prototype racing car. It has a top speed of 214 mph.
Porsche 918 Spyder
5 – Porsche 918 Spyder - 6:57.00
So, with the new NIO EP9 time added in, we've now got 2 plug-ins in the Top 5 for best times ever at the Nurburging by road legal production cars.
Here's the Top 5 rundown:
1 – Nio EP9 - 6:45.90 2 – Radical SR8LM – 6:48.00 3 – Lamborghini Huracan Performante - 6:52.01 4 – Radical SR8 - 6:56.08 5 – Porsche 918 Spyder - 6:57.00
Oh, and in case you're wondering, the next fastest pure EV with a documented time around the 'Ring is the Toyota TMG EV P001 at 7:47.79, so the NIO's EP9 blows it away.