Electric Race Car Triumph for Britain

Electric Race Car Triumph for Britain


 By Raj Bilkhu


British car manufacturers have unveiled the fastest electric race car prototype in the country yet.

Lola Group and Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) aim to break world records with their nippy Lola-Drayson B12/69EV model.

DRT have installed an electric drivetrain to generate 850Bhp. That means the car zooms from 0 to 60mph in just 3 seconds!

The model is built around the Lola LMP1 group B12 Le Mans chassis but 100kg heavier – totalling at 1000kg.

To trim the weight, DRT are trying out structural composite battery technology so the batteries would be an essential part of the car body.

The aim is for the B12 to be used for short “time attacks” to boost its performance. So, multimatic electrical regenerative dampers will be available.

Leading the project, Lord Drayson says electric cars could excel opportunities in motorsport;

“With the launch of the new FIA Formula E world championship for electric racing cars planned for 2013 we are thrilled to be at the forefront of the push for innovation.”

The championships are earmarked to include 8 events each season in city centre locations. Each race will consist of 24 cars without much restriction on chassis, aerodynamics and powertrain.

So get set for a thrilling green ride without the headache of fuel-guzzling motors!