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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. Lanjut →

Wrightspeed Electric Sports Car Maker Picks Up Further $5 Million Investment

Wrightspeed have picked up a further $5 million in their current round of financing, the company is owned and run by former Tesla employee Ian Wright. Wrightspeed built a one off sports car called the X1 to showcase their electric drivetrain technology, the remarkable car is based on the Ariel Atom and has a 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds. Lanjut →

Meet Jesse James’s Electric 1962 Bel Air Drag Racer – This Ain’t Your Daddies Volt

Back in 2006 Jesse James and the crew at Monster Garage built an electric 1962 Chevy Bel Air drag racer for Milwaukee Tools using 384 of their lithium ion cordless drill batteries. The car is capable of 1/4 mile runs of 14.533 seconds and regularly tops 100mph on the drag strip. Lanjut →

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