That’s right, a freaking ’72 Datsun 1200! Gas 2.0 reports that John Wayland’s street-legal racer “White Zombie” happens to be the fastest electric car in the world.
At an open race night, the White Zombie went up against souped-up Corvettes, BMW M3s and blew them away right off the starting line. It tore through a quarter-mile in 11.46 seconds, reaching a top speed of 114 MPH! It’s powered by two motors that are usually used to operate forklifts and the 60 batteries that occupy both the boot and the back seat. Equally impressive is the 20-minute charge time. Here’s a video of the vehicle in action.
I’d love to have one of these. Because I care about the environment, but more for those all-important traffic light drag races. Pulling off so fast I’ll be getting younger by the second. Oh yes, like my uncle Mike Naiker taught me.