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Published on October 22nd, 2016 | by James Ayre

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Was NextEV Filming Its Electric Supercar At The Nürburgring? (Video)

October 22nd, 2016 by  


Was NextEV shooting promotional footage of its upcoming electric supercar at the Nürburgring recently? A video has just surfaced that seems to indicate that.

As we don’t know much about the company’s electric car yet, there’s not much to judge the footage by, but how else could someone interpret the video?

NextEV is reportedly planning a formal reveal of the model in November, which makes the speculation seem even more likely.

Autoblog provides a bit more: “The Nürburgring is a fascinating place, where you never know what vehicle you might see twisting through the turns. The latest supercar to make a surprise appearance is, apparently, the powerful, 1-MW NextEV. … In the clip, you can see the NextEV as the star of what we suspect will be some soon-to-appear promotional footage, since it’s being followed by an Audi A7 strapped full of camera equipment. The NextEV electric vehicle is supposed to provide over 1 MW of power (about 1,360 horsepower) and do 0–62 mph in less than three seconds.”

NextEV popped onto our radar in September 2015, when we found out it had landed $500 million of a targeted $1 billion in funding. Earlier this year, we caught NextEV on the Formula E racing circuit, and we soon after found out that it signed a contract to develop a RMB 3 billion (~$463 million) production facility in China. That doesn’t mean it’s sticking to China, though — the company also launched a Silicon Valley headquarters earlier this month.

Regarding the supercar that seems to have been caught on camera in the video above, NextEV co-president Martin Leach announced a few months ago that the supercar would be unveiled later this year. Apparently, though, it’s hard to keep such cars out of the public eye in today’s smartphone- and YouTube-dominated world.

The model will reportedly be available first in either China or the US in limited quantities, and probably elsewhere as well at some point. However, details of the release timing are still basically unknown.

 
 


 


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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