New EV Hypercar sets lap record at the RingEvery day, it seems, new EV cars are announced. However, not all of them have set the fastest lap time at the.
[MUSIC] Behind me is the next EV Neo EP9, an all-electric supercar with more than 1,300 horsepower. It'll do naught to 62 in 2.7 seconds. Naught to 124 in 7.1 seconds. And its top speed is well the front side of 119 miles an hour, it's pretty damn good looking. There's hints of other supercars in there. I think there's a bit of an SX on the bonnet, but then also in the light, Jaguar, in the rear, and a bit of 4GT and Keurning in there as well. It's a very pretty thing, but it was designed from a blank sheet of paper to this in about 18 months. And they've gone from that blank sheet of paper to actually holding the [UNKNOWN] record around the [UNKNOWN]. They've managed to crack it seven minutes and five seconds and a little bit of change. A pretty epic achievement if you ask me. [MUSIC] We started off at formula E, really to establish our brand as a performance company and then David's vision in creating EP9 as they call it, a super car. It's really an extension to that, and then from there direct sending in to mark market vehicle. (music) I've been in the job about a year and a half and we started, we had an official kickoff of this project last year in June and that was "Hi, what's your name? What are we going to do?" I walked into a clay development studio about a year ago from now and now we got a world record, so the pace is really incredible but also a great tribute To put a small focused team can do. We had a lot of same partners on the formula E car. Chassis development is the same team, same manufacturer for this vehicle. So this access our technology bed to bridge the gap between formula E and actual road cars. So this is a road legalized vehicle, even though it's slightly insane, but it's done a great job of bridging the gap between Fantasy racecars and actually, what we can do for the road. [MUSIC] The vision with Neil is really, how do we bring all of the technologies from the mobile, from the internet world and the Cloud world. To look at the tech industry pretty much is Part of the tech industry goes through a major transformation. The compute industry went through big transformation from mainframe computers to personal computers to now mobile computing. And the mobile has gone from a voice device to Smart phone to a personal assistant device and similarly the automotive is going to go through from being a purely mechanical device to an electronic driven device to much more traditional system in the future. Why doesn't a car learn your behavior, your preferences? It should know your music preferences. It should know your route preferences. It should know you as a driver and you as a passenger. All of this [INAUDIBLE] but we don't see it in the automobile industry. It's a 125 year old industry that has pretty much produced products the same way for many years. It's a remarkable time in the industry. The next ten years or so will be super exciting for all of us. You can see the name on the side of the car who got the first one. [MUSIC] Now, this is one of six. currently they're all sold, they're all gone for $1.2 million dollars. If you want one though, if there's enough interest, they will build you one. They will build up to 200. This however is a stepping stone because this links NextEV Formula e-Teams to what will become it's road car division. Now the unveil of their road car will happen next year and they're hoping for rollout In 2018. For now, that's all on the EP-9. For more, keep it locked to TheRoadShow.com. [MUSIC]