We’re continuing this week’s theme of hypercars and electric vehicles with unnecessary amounts of power thanks to a video sent to us by the nice people at Formula E. You may remember late last year that the Nio EP9 set a new EV record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, lapping the 12.9-mile (20.7km) track in 7:05.12. Well, the complete lap has now been uploaded to YouTube for your viewing pleasure:

Peter Dumbreck puts in a very calm but very fast flying lap of the Nordschleife

The man behind the wheel was Peter Dumbreck, who holds the distinction of being one of two people who have flipped a Mercedes endurance racer at Le Mans (the other is Mark Webber).

Dumbreck has a much calmer time in the EP9, which looks to be extremely stable from the onboard video.
The video doesn’t feature any telemetry so we don’t know what the car’s max speed is, but some very rough back of the envelope calculations suggest Dumbreck averages about 140mph on the uphill climb from Bergwerk to Klostertal (3:10-3:45 in the video) and at least that on the long Döttinger Höhe straight (6:15-6:45).

That ride down the Ring’s longest straight looks extremely bumpy though.
Read 3 remaining paragraphs

Leave a Reply