Late last week, a team of engineers from a China-based startup company unleashed a brand new electric supercar on the iconic Nürburgring race track and obliterated all of the track's lap time records. A startup #Electric Vehicle manufacturer called Nio let loose their new EP9 electric supercar which completed the lap in an insane 6:45.90 lap time.

Breaking all records

Nio previously took their EP9 race car around the German track last fall, where it achieved an impressive 7:05.12 lap time. However, the company believed that their 1,342-horsepower monster was still capable of so much more. The company's return this year only served to prove that notion, as it has now managed to beat the track's fastest lap time by a significant margin.

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The fastest time around the track was previously held by the British sports car made by Radical Sportscars, called the Radical SR8, which held the record with a 6:48.28 lap time. The new record also beat the times set by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, and the Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Following their epic run around the race track, Nio released a full onboard video that showcased just how fast their vehicle was. Due to the vehicle's immense torque, which is available right off the bat, the video of it exiting corners looks like it has actually been sped up. The vehicle's torque provides it with an unbelievable surge of acceleration that is quite a sight to behold.

Electric monster

Nio's EP9 electric supercar is powered by four separate electric motors, each with its own gearbox attached.

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The vehicle is able to generate a total of one megawatt of power with a peak torque of 1,091 pound-feet. With the combination of its lightweight chassis, advanced suspension, and the powerful engine, the vehicle is able to achieve a 0 to 62 mph time of just 2.7 seconds. The vehicle also gets to 124 mph in just 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 194.5 mph.

Breaking into the market

The Nio EP9 is a vehicle that was manufactured to get the company's brand on the map. With the recently achieved Nürburgring lap time record, it may have very well done its job, as there is now a big interest in the brand. The company currently plans to break out of its home country, but its current focus will still be to cater to people in China. Aside from the EP9 supercar, the company also plans to sell a full-size SUV called the NS8, which will start production later this year.