Silent but violent – my electric car goes quicker than an Aventador

Back in 2012 I dragged a bizarre little electric relic from a shed in Bristol and embarked on a mission to build an electric hot rod. This EV would embrace the custom car culture but push the boundaries and perceptions of EVs (electric vehicles).

With over 2000 amps under its skin and a full MoT, in 2015 the Enfield 8000 ‘Flux Capacitor’ ran in the 10 second quarter mile bracket by the end of 2015. 10.84 sec @121mph.

2016 marks the start of a world record attempt in the little yellow ochre angle bottomed Isle-of-Wight born curiosity. I want to be the world’s quickest street legal EV. The magic number to beat is 10.25 seconds on the quarter mile. In June I reached a personal best of 10.51 @ 129mph. We have fitted an additional battery pack in the boot and are now meddling with final drive gear ratios (because the car is too short to fit a gearbox in). To follow the mods, the skinned knuckles and the celebrations just head to www.flux-capacitor.co.uk/blog.php

 

 

 

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