This is the new NIO EP9, both the launch of the NIO brand and the electric supercar itself from NextEV, the brainchild of Chinese businessman, William Lee. Marking a significant step into the future, I join the team during testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for an exclusive look behind the scenes during testing.
Boasting 1,360hp it reaches the magical 1 Megawatt of power, capable of over 300km/h and now holding the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of just 7:05.
After spotting the car during testing at Bruntingthorpe, the team got in touch to invite me to join them in France during the car's outing, along with an opportunity to chat to a number of key people involved in then project including Design Director David Hilton and NextEV's Formula E drivers, Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey.
A big thanks to those involved for inviting me along for this opportunity, it's wonderful to be able to share this exclusive look with you on the day of the brand's global premiere and launch in London.
|Program||Supercar Test Drives|
|Episode title||FIRST LOOK: NIO EP9 - NextEV's Electric Supercar|
|Date added||November 21, 2016|