Meet NextEV's Nio EP9.

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It boasts more than 1,300 hp, and will hit 62 mph from rest in 2.7 seconds.

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Think that's brisk? It'll do 0-124 mph in 7.1 seconds.

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The EP9's top speed is the fun side of 190 mph as well.

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It was developed from a fresh sheet of paper in less than two years.

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So it went from nothing to...world record EV in less than 24 months.

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The EP9 was run around the Nurburgring and it smashed the EV record, beating the track in a shade over 7 minutes 5 seconds.

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Six will be produced, and they're all road legal.

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But they cost $1.2 million to build and there's no retail price as they're all sold.

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If there's sufficient interest, however, up to 200 can be made.

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The EP9 is a gateway car -- it bridges the gap between NextEV's Formula E team and a mass-production road car, expected to be revealed in 2017.

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The smaller, more realistic car is expected to go on sale in 2018.

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The idea behind all of this was to make the world a little healthier, yet keep cars just as exciting as they've ever been.

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And, come on, the EP9 is quite exciting.

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Its design seems to take hints from all sorts of supercars...

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There's hints of Jaguar, Koenigsegg, GT-R, Ford GT, NSX and even Zenos in there.

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No bad thing, frankly.

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What do you think of the EP9? Does it make you hanker after the mass market Nio model?

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Or will you miss a good ol' fashioned engine?

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I mean, as EVs go, this one's pretty cool.

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For more on the NextEV Nio EP9, keep it locked on theroadshow.com.

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