The Black Current III – Fastest Electric Drag Car In Europe

Meet the Black Current III, this highly modified electric Beetle drag racing car can leap from 0-60 in under 3 seconds and can sprint the 1/4 mile in just 11.24 seconds (for comparison’s sake a multi-million dollar Bugatti Veyron does 1/4 mile in 10.4 seconds). The Black Current III puts down 1,200 ft-lbs of torque (!!!) and is powered by, believe it or not, two electric fork truck motors.

The car was built by two British brothers named Olly and Sam Young who have spent a total of 6 years on the project so far and according to them, the next stage in the cars evolution is to switch over to a lithium-ion battery system. Watch the video below to see the Black Current III throw itself down the drag strip and note the Tesla Roadster trying to keep up.

Via PistonHeads + The Hungerford VW Club

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