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In this video, Peter describes his drive in the 'final shoot out' to become the fastest electric production car to ever ascend the iconic hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The NIO EP9, in the hands of Peter Dumbreck, became the fastest electric production car to ever ascend the iconic hillclimb in front of Goodwood House on July 15th. With a time of 44.32 seconds in the Festival of Speed’s ‘Final Shoot Out’, the time also represents the fifth fastest official timed run to be set during the event’s entire 25-year history.
Over four, glorious days of consistent sunshine, NIO showcased its Performance Programme vehicles for the first time in Europe during the Festival’s ‘Silver Jubilee’ year. The first event, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be and has annually attracted extraordinary vehicles from the dawn of motoring through to the present day at the home of the Duke of Richmond, Goodwood House, in Sussex, England.
The NIO Brand Experience Stand in the main festival arena featured the NIO Formula E Team’s FIA Formula EGen2 test car, the NIO 004, and a further EP9 chassis on show before an enthusiastic capacity crowd.
Peter Dumbreck, NIO EP9 Driver and Record Holder:
“When it came to my run in the Shoot Out this afternoon the timing beacon seemed to be down and I had to go back from the line, then go forward and get ready again, so it kind of broke my concentration. But once I got the signal to go, I was pushing very hard and ran just a little bit wide on turn two. It was very dirty and dusty, but it didn’t lose me too much time and I was back hard on the throttle again. From there, I think I did my best top half of the Hillclimb all weekend and I was able to do my fastest run of the event, so I am really happy. It could have been maybe a tenth or two faster, but I doubt that I would have beaten the Pike’s Peak hillclimb car here today, so all in all, we are very happy.”