But because just 16 copies of the EP9 will be built, some will likely consider the Lambo's lap time to be more meaningful as a yardstick for production cars.
That means it's knocked 7s off the time set recently, and to much fanfare, by the Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Munich:Chinese startup firm Nio's EP9 electric super auto has set a new lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, achieving a lap time of 6m 45.900s, the company said in a media statement.
The EP9 already conquered Nürburgring Nordschleife in October 2016. Last fall, it set a lap time of 7:05.12.
The NIO EP9's Electric Car features a full MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,342 bhp, with a top speed of 313kph (194mph).
Nio head of performance & FE team principal Gerry Hughes says weather conditions held the auto back on its first lap attempt a short while ago.
Piloted around the Green Hell by Le Mans veteran Peter Dumbreck, the EP9 generates a monstrous megawatt of power (1000kW), is all-wheel drive with four separate motors, four-wheel torque vectoring, active suspension and the most powerful brakes ever fitted to a production vehicle.
The carmaker claims that the pair of lithium ion batteries of the EP9 needs just 45 minutes for a full charge, while offering a range of 265 miles (427 km). Nio said the 19.22-second improvement was achieved thanks to better weather conditions on the second attempt.
In an recent announcement, NIO has also confessed its intention to produce a second batch of ten EP9s, and each one of which is priced at $1.48 million. The company has also vowed to have fully autonomous vehicles on United States roads by 2020. The company also unveiled "NIO EVE" - the embodiment of their vision for the future of autonomous cars.
The electric vehicle company also unveiled the NIO ES8 last month. It's a seven-seat SUV intended for the Chinese market.