The only thing that can said with certainty about the Daymak C5 Blast is that it defies description. The Canadian company makes a full range of electrified vehicles from bicycles to trikes to mobility karts to scooters. Now it says it is working on building the quickest vehicle on earth — a battery powered go kart that incorporates an electric motor and a total of 12 fans to lift and push the vehicle forward. If everything works out as planned, the Daymak C5 Blast will storm to 60 miles per hour in a heart stopping 1.5 seconds. The fastest electric car today is the Team Delft entry in the European Formula Student competition. It gets to 60 in just a hair over 2 seconds.
The C5 Blast’s uses a 10 kW brushless electric motor powered by a 2.4 kWh battery. At the rear are 4 Electric Ducted Fan motors that add 132 pounds of forward thrust. Underneath are 8 more ducted fans that the company says cut the kart’s 441 lb weight almost in half, thanks to 212 lbs of upward thrust.