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Senior Design Director David Hilton with a clay model of the NIO EP9

Design Story: NIO EP9 Supercar – The Brand Ambassador

The EP9 is nascent electric car company NIO’s halo product -- the first car from the new brand born under parent company NextEV. Designed to push boundaries, set records and act as an ambassador of the new brand, the NIO EP9 also had to define the brand's DNA and attract potential future customers. We spoke with the EP9's chief designer and former NIO senior design director David Hilton to get an in-depth account of the design process.

As it stands, the NIO EP9 has already set record times on a number of racetracks and holds . . .

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