If you want to own the fastest electric car in the world around the Nurburgring, the Circuit of the Americas in Texas and Paul Ricard in southern France, you’ll have to shell out the same price as about 16.5 Dodge Demons.
NextEV, the parent company behind the new Chinese EV brand Nio, has revealed the pricing for the EP9 supercar, and you may need to brace yourself for this one. The $1.48 million (£1.15 million) hyper-EV puts out a megawatt of power (1341bhp) to justify its asking price, but it still costs roughly $1.2 million (£936,000) more than a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which, if you’re after bragging rights, laps the Green Hell 13 seconds faster than the Nio.
The EP9 has already been built as a batch of six units, which were all sold ‘to investors.’ Now, a second batch of 10 is on the cards, with each one made to order. It’s not clear whether customisation will cost extra, but it certainly does with other hypercar makers.
In related news, Nio has also launched its first normal car for the Chinese market; a car that the company hopes will ride the wave of publicity given to the two-seat, race-inspired EP9. It’s, err, a large, seven-seat all-electric SUV. Don’t worry, we don’t get it either.