NextEV Nio EP9 Laps COTA In Autonomous Mode (w/Video)
That’s exactly hat happened on Februrary 23 when the Nio EP9 supercar from NextEV lapped the Circuit of the Americas outside Austin, Texas. The Nio NP9 features four electric motors that combine for 1,360 horsepower. It goes 0-100 kph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph. It completed a lap of COTA in 2 minutes 40.33 seconds at an average speed of 160 mph. With a human driver at the wheel, the car did it in 2 minutes 21 seconds. By comparison, the fastest lap by a Formula One car at COTA is just under 1:40.