The NIO EP9 Electric Supercar claims to have set the fastest production car lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 6 minutes, 45.900 seconds.
Not content with owning the fastest lap time around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with their 7 minute, 5.12 clocking earlier this year, NIO have eclipsed the time of the Lamborghini Hurancan Perfomonte (6.52.01) by more than six seconds.
NIO have been less than forthcoming of the details surrounding the conditions under which the NIO EP9 set the new lap record. NIO are yet to release a video of the attempt, official ratification, and information surrounding the tyres that were used for the lap. On the BBC Car Podcast it was speculated that the firm would not attempt to ratify the record.
NIO still have some hoops to jump through in order to substantiate their claim. In any case, The NIO EP9 has demonstrated beyond doubt that the future of supercars looks increasingly electric.