While Don Garlits may have gone faster, Lawless Racing’s Kristen Stacy is the new official holder of the “World’s Quickest EV” title by backing up her record run.
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Big Daddy Don Garlits hit the drag strip last week in his battery-powered Swamp Rat 37 electric dragster, going a record-breaking 184 MPH in the quarter-mile.
John Wayland’s drag racing electric Datsun, White Zombie, has graced these pages many times before. But Wayland is currently undergoing a project of a different kind, sourcing parts from GM’s original electric car, the EV1, and swapping them into a Honda Insight hybrid. The resulting car Wayland calls the Silver Streak, could go as far as 400 miles on a single charge.
Most electric vehicles are slow, practical affairs designed for a pedestrian life of going from point A to point B in a leisurely, efficient fashion. But not the Tesla Model S, a performance electric sedan that has the same acceleration as many supercars. Don’t believe us? Watch this video of a Model S sedan handily defeating a Dodge Viper SRT10 at the drag strip this past weekend.
It has been a while since we had any electric drag racing news of note, so we were happy to stumble across this video of a drag racing legend launching a massively powerful electric dragster. The name “Big Daddy” Don Garlits might not mean much to you, but in the drag racing world he is royalty…and his support of EV dragsters is kind of a big deal.
One of the most common knocks against electric vehicles is their performance, or lack thereof. But there are a lot of speedfreaks and gearheads out there working to shatter the perception that electric vehicles are slow. Among these advocates for faster EV’s is Shawn Lawless and his superfast all-electric motorcycle. And this past weekend, the […]
The history of General Motors is littered with almost-great cars that always seemed to come up short. The Pontiac Fiero is the perfect example, a lightweight, well-balanced mid-engine sports car that could have been a contender, had GM simply dropped a decent engine in it. But the 2.5 liter “Iron Duke” was underpowered and prone […]
I’ve been faithfully following the saga of Ron Adamwicz’s 100% electric 1981 Chevy Camaro, which aims to take the world by (quiet) storm. Even with just one motor going, Ron managed to take the Camaro to an 11.25 @ 107 mph! I first profiled Ron’s electric Camaro, the Team Hayin Warp Factor II EV Camaro, […]