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A 1970s street car has broken the world speed record for a road-legal electric vehicle

A 1970s street car has broken the world speed record for a road-legal electric vehicle

Well, it’s no looker, has skinny tyres and all the aerodynamic qualities of a house brick, but this odd-looking little 1970s street car has just recorded a quarter mile time of 9.87 seconds. As The Times reports

“This makes it faster over a standing quarter mile than the £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador, £200,000 McLaren 650S and £140,000 Porsche 911 Turbo S. It is faster than Tesla’s P90D electric car, even with its “ludicrous speed” boost.”

A 1970s street car has broken the world speed record for a road-legal electric vehicle

This has been achieved by removing the original 8hp engine and replacing it with the Li-On batteries from an Apache attack helicopter.  

Read about this bit of EV fun here.