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China Now Holds The Nurburgring EV Lap Record

If Tesla has taught the world anything it’s that Electric cars are far from slow. Multiple YouTube drag videos show they can be insanely fast. Which is a good thing for us speed freaks when the last dinosaur is burnt in the pursuit of speed.

You may have heard of the Chinese company called NextEV. If the Tesla saves the thirst for speed, the NIO EP9 takes that to another level. Four electric motors produce a combined 1341 horsepower and 1091 lb-ft of torque. 60 mph is dispached with in 2.7 seconds. All of this adds up to an EV that just shattered the EV lap record at the Nurburgring.

NextEV bested the previous record for EV’s by 17 seconds, which in lap time terms is an eon. The NIO EP9 lapped the ‘Ring in 7 min 5.12 seconds, just 8 seconds shy of Porsche’s 918. Or, to put it another way, faster than a Ferrari 488, Nissan GTR Nismo, and the Dodge Viper ACR. This little company from China has managed to smoke some of the worlds fastest combustion based super machines. Naturally you want to see what that looks like. So crank up the volume and listen to…nothing. The NIO EP9 is electric after all, so watch in astonishing silence the fastest EV lap the Nurburgring has ever had.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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