NextEV is the Chinese-backed electric company responsible for this outrageous concept dubbed the Nio EP9 Super-EV. But what you probably wouldn’t expect is that the Nio EP9 packs a super powerful punch in the form of 1,360-bhp.
The Nio EP9 is an all-wheel drive super-EV with two seats and four-electric motors and gearboxes developed with NextEV’s electric Formula team. This makes total power output equal to one megawatt and enables the EP9 to hit 0-62mph in just 2.7 seconds. And unlike traditional electric cars that tend to lose juice after initial acceleration, the Nio EP9 can accelerate all the way to 194mph.
I guess we have established that the Nio EP9 is no ordinary Super-EV. The company claims they registered a Nürburgring lap time in just 7min 5.12sec which isn’t very impressive but still good enough to be faster than the GT-R Nismo edition. It’s also 8 seconds slower than a 918 Spyder although it has much more power.
NextEV also claims that the EP9 can produce 2.53g in lateral cornering and 3.3G longitudinal under braking. Very impressive if true. They also say that the down-force produced by the car is equal to that of an F1 car – rated at 24,000 Newtons @149mph.
The Nio EP9 weighs in at 1735kg which means it’s pretty heavy with two water-cooled Lithium-ion batteries on board. Another impressive feature is the ability to fully charge the batteries in 45 minutes and squeeze 265-miles of range out of them.
William Li, founder and chairman of NextEV mentioned that “The automotive industry is on the cusp of profound change,” he also added; “In the next decade, the car will be the smartest device that people will own and we want to bring the mobile internet experience to the vehicle.”
“Nio is a brand that will exhilarate and delight. It will revolutionize the experience of car ownership for its users, redefining what it means to offer a premium service and product.”
Want one? NextEV is offering only six units to provide exclusivity to owners after the official lunch to the public in China during 2017.