Nurburgring’s new star: NIO’s EP9 electric supercar; 5 things to know

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About the brand

Based in China, NIO is a global start-up that designs and manufactures high-performance, autonomous vehicles. The company consists of a strong technology and management background, with more than 2,000 employees involved. NIO is also a part of the renowned FIA Formula E Championship: a world-first in all-electric, single-seater racing. In China, the company is known as Weilai. The brain behind NIO is William Li, the founder of Bitauto and NextEV.

 



About the EP9

The absolutely beautiful, low-slung bodywork you see is made of carbon – that is claimed to produce 2.4 tonnes of downforce at 240kph. This is of course achieved on bespoke racing slicks, not road-legal tyres. It also features an active rear wing that has three positions: Park, Low Drag, High-Downforce. The splitter up-front helps channel air into an underfloor diffuser, and can be altered too. The EP9 also boasts of active suspension with four-way adjustable dampers and variable ride height. Braking force comes from six-piston calipers with 408mm rotors. The two interchangeable lithium batteries are responsible for the power and can be charged for a 426km run in just 45 minutes.

Lap Record

6 minutes, 45.9 seconds. May 12th, 2017, Nurburgring.



 

 

Specifications

Power: 1341bhp Top Speed: 312kph 0-100: 2.7 seconds 0-200: 7.1 seconds Kerb Weight: 1735kgs

Price

Rs. 9.4 crores.

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