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Thursday, July 28, 2016

You won't believe, this tiny car was the world's quickest street-legal EV

Don't judge the book, from its cover is the appropriate term, do not judge things by their outward form, but also see its contents. A car made in 1973 was named as the quickest street legal electric-powered vehicles in the world.

Although the body still retains the shape of the original manufacturer, but the iniards are not original anymore. This little British EV put a beat down on the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Nissan GT-R, and even Tesla’s Model S P90D.
Flux Capacitor, an Enfield 8000-based electric car was crowned the quickest street-legal electric vehicles in the world. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cbr7q)
One of the Enfield 8000 cars named Flux Capacitor is not using a standard electric drive manufacturers, but has been modified. Batteries using lithium ion taken from the Bell Super-Cobra helicopter. Power from the battery is supplied to the two electric motors DC 9 inches is placed on the rear wheels. With that change, Flux Capacitor can generate the power equivalent to 800 bhp and a maximum torque of 1,627 nm.

The car's owner as well as a journalist, Jonny Smith himself who did the record-breaking. This car is able to reach a distance of 0-400 meters in 9.86 seconds. Acceleration from 0-182 kilometers per hour could be reached within six seconds.
Jonny Smith’s Flux Capacitor electric hot rod. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cbsFY)
Actually, in June 2016, a team of students of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the University Hochschule Luzern, Sweden, have developed a prototype electric car named Grimsel. The car is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 1.513 seconds. Note that making it as the fastest electric car in the world. Only, Grimsel not equipped with doors, lights, and roof meet common standards so it can not be used on the street. In contrast to the Flux Capacitor that can be used legally on the streets because the components are still the standard.
And here's the proof. Neverminds Ludicrous Mode, that's some serious speed. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cbr51)
"I am amazed that the 'little yellow' can resolve the problem. Although many drivers who told me that a car with the wheelbase of 68 inches is not safe to use in high speed, Enfield has proved that assumption was wrong," Smith said.

According to him, an Enfield 8000 in standard conditions only could reach a maximum speed of 64 km/h. Which mean the Flux Capacitor can run three times faster within a distance of 400 meters compared to the standard version.
Enfield itself is known as the pioneer of electric cars manufacturer based in the UK. The weight of the car can be lightweight because it is made of steel and aluminum tubes. Like a modern car that exists today, its lead acid batteries can deliver the car through 80-145 km on a single charged.

After three years of production, problems began to arise the soaring raw material prices which have an impact on the production cost overruns. Enfield finally go bankrupt and until the company closed only approximately 100 units of Enfield 8000 were produced. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ARS TECHNICA | TOP SPEED]
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