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Super Slot Car: Electric Drag Racing Via V-12 Engine And Cables!

Super Slot Car: Electric Drag Racing Via V-12 Engine And Cables!

The sport of drag racing has been with us almost as long as the automobile has. Over the last decade, advances in high-power lithium-ion batteries have given rise to a new variant: electric drag racing. But before modern batteries existed, how could you possibly make a competitive electric... read more

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1968 Ford Mustang "Zombie 222" electric conversion

Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0... read more June 18, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D vs Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG at drag strip  [photo: George Parrott]

Drag-Racing My Tesla P85D: 71-Year-Old Novice Hits The Strip (Video)

It had been more than 50 years since I'd been to a drag race--back in what now seems almost like the very dawn of motoring. Back then, I just watched. Yet here I was, just a... read more May 1, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014  [YouTube]

Hellcat Driver Who Lost Drag Race To Tesla P85D Ready For Rematch

Last month, a Tesla Model S P85D electric car stormed silently to a drag-race victory over a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and became the talk of the Internet. The... read more February 16, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S drag-races 2015 Dodge Challenger Palm Beach Intl Raceway, Hellcat, Jan 2014  [YouTube]

Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video)

Say "P85D" to Tesla owners and fans, and you will see the drooling and twitching and heavy breathing and lustful stares--and more drooling--that Tesla's fastest... read more January 19, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D drag races a Ferrari

Tesla Model S P85D Obliterates Ferrari In Drag Race (Video)

The Tesla Model S P85D has only been on sale for a few weeks. But given its specifications it was only a matter of time before the dual-motor all-wheel drive electric car... read more December 16, 2014 by


 
Smart Fortwo drag racing ad

Smart Electric Drive Ad: Where Winning Drag Races Really Counts

Whatever you think of the diminutive city cars produced by Daimler's Smart brand, the company certainly has a talent for marketing. The latest ad from Smart Canada has the... read more August 15, 2014 by


 
Electric Miata drag race car does burnout

How Do You Beat A Tesla Model S? The Answer Is Always Miata (Video)

There is a popular internet meme that suggests Mazda's Miata is the answer to every automotive question. You want something fun? Something inexpensive to run? Reliable? Easy... read more July 8, 2014 by


 
2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray takes on the Tesla Model S at the drag strip

Tesla Model S Drag Races: Noisy Or Very Quiet, Your Choice (Videos)

If you're looking for a car to take drag racing, you might want to consider a Tesla Model S electric sedan. Drag Times posted the video above of a race between a 2013 Tesla... read more January 31, 2014 by


 
Rimac Concept One electric supercar

Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Vs Ferrari 458: Guess Who Wins?

The Ferrari 458 Spider is not a slow car. That sounds like a statement of the obvious, but when you see it left for dust by another vehicle, as in the video above, you might... read more April 5, 2013 by 13


 
Rimac e-M3 'Green Monster' electric drag car

Fastest Electric Cars: 'Green Monster' Vs. 'White Zombie'

Once a speed freak, always a speed freak: That's the tale behind Mate Rimac, creator of the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar. The striking supercar appeared from nowhere... read more October 19, 2012 by 2


 
1974 Enfield 8000 Electric Car

Vintage Electric Car Gets New Life: As Street-Legal Tesla-Beater

Forty years ago, in the midst of fuel crisis after fuel crisis, automakers large and small around the world came up with concept and limited-run electric cars that would, it... read more May 15, 2012 by 1


 
Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

World's Quietest Drag Race? Nissan Leaf Vs Chevy Volt (Video)

Drag racing is conventionally noisy. Very, very, very noisy. And while electric drag racing is slowly getting started--and a number of racers have been rudely surprised by... read more March 16, 2012 by 13


 
Mean Green Vs Ferrari

Hybrid Truck Shows Ferrari What It's Missing: Electric Motors (Video)

Last month Ferrari Boss Luca di Montezemelo reiterated that his firm would never bring an all-electric car to market, declaring that he just didn’t believe in them... read more September 12, 2011 by 1


 
The WarpFactor II Camaro. Image: Lithiumaniacs

A Ten-Second Camaro Promotes Electric Drag Racing

Electric cars are often seen by the general public as slow and unsuitable for motorsport events like drag racing. Ron Adamowicz is out to change that perception, and his... read more August 17, 2011 by 2


 
Formulec EF01 electric race car

Forumlec World Series ‘Electric Grand Prix’: Coming in 2012

You may not realize it, but the ultimate gas-guzzling motor racing sports in the world have been keeping collective eyes on the humble electric car, with a view to creating... read more May 16, 2011 by 1


 

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