Peter Dumbreck has completed a lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track faster than rivals did with a Radical SR8 LM and Lamborghini Huracán Performante: in 6m 45.900s. His weapon: the NIO EP9.
The 1-MegaWatt hypercar has been build by the Chinese car company NIO which didn’t make its first appearance at the famous German track. “In October 2016, we aimed to set a new lap record for an electric vehicle with our NIO EP9. In the inclement weather that the Nürburgring Nordschleife is known for, the EP9 completed two laps of the 20.8 km (12.9m) ‘Green Hell’, one of which was in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record, making it the fastest electric car in the world,” said Gérry Hughes, Head of Performance Program at NIO.
“The EP9’s new lap record is 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time. This is a fabulous achievement for NIO and I am very proud of the team that has worked tirelessly to achieve this accolade,” Hughes continued, who is also Team Principal of the NextEV NIO Formula E team.
The achievement has been made a day before the Monaco ePrix in which Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will defend NIO’s brand name.