Lord Drayson Sets Another Electric Land Speed Record

drayson-racing-recordLord Drayson landed in the U.S.A. with his cutting-edge electric race car to try and set a new land speed record for EVs, but an epic rainstorm washed out the Brit’s racing plans. Upon his return to England, however, Drayson got back behind the wheel and beat his last record-setting run, reaching more than 205 mph in the flying mile.

In June, Drayson reached a top speed of 204.185 mph at Elvington Airfield in the U.K., a new speed record for four-wheeled electric vehicles under 1,000 kilograms. Drayson had hoped to utilize the 15-miles at the Bonneville Salt Flats to go even faster, but devastating rain storms prevented anybody from racing during Speed Week.

Undeterred, Drayson returned to Elvington with his crew and made another speed record attempt, this time topping 205 mph. He also broke numerous other records, like the flying kilometer and the fastest British electric standing-start quarter-mile, covering the 1,320 in just 9.7 seconds. This is all ahead of Drayson Racing’s efforts with wireless charging and the new all-electric Formula E series, and certainly has me looking forward to those races even more.

One thing’s for sure; don’t get in Lord Drayson’s way.

Source: Drayson Racing

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.