Ladies and gentlemen, meet the fastest road-legal car to lap the Nurburgring – the Nio EP9 – which was first unveiled back in November 2016. At the time, its makers claimed a time of 7 minutes 5.12 seconds around the famed track, but recently set a new record time of 6 minutes 45.9 seconds.

To put that into perspective, the EP9 is faster around the Nurburgring than the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Porsche 918 Spyder and even the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Doubtful? Well, the carmaker has released an on-board video of its run to quell the “haters”, with Peter Dumbreck behind the wheel.

It’s important to note the EP9’s record was achieved without a V-whatever combustion engine, instead using just four electric motors. Of course, those motors are pretty powerful pieces of kit (each produces 1,480 Nm) and together, they provide a total system output of 1,341 hp. This allows the EP9 to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, 200 km/h in 7.1 seconds, before proceeding to a top speed of 313 km/h.

There’s plenty of other notable components as well, like the bespoke braking system, pushrod-style suspension system and a carbon-fibre chassis. The latter has a torsional stiffness rated at 30,000 Nm/deg, and the bare chassis alone tips the scales at just 165 kg.

If you want an EP9 in your garage, you’ll have to move fast, as the company announced last month that it would produce a second batch of ten units (the first batch was for its investors only). The price? A cool USD1.48 million (RM6,395,820).

GALLERY: Nio EP9