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Drayson / Lola Le Mans Prototype

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Sep 17, 2011.

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    Lord Paul Drayson Twitter : @lorddrayson
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    Build work on the new 850hp 200mph plus Lola-Drayson electric LMP racing car has started at our lab in Oxford. Can't wait to test it!
     
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    #3 Norbert, Feb 7, 2012
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    #6 dpeilow, Oct 17, 2013
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    They may have broken a few records but they are not "the fastest vehicle in Britain driven by its wheels".

    That belongs to:

     
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    I have doubts its the fastest a wheel driven vehicle has gone in Britain. There's a non-zero number of Veryons, Enzo, Zondas, and a variety of other supercars in the UK that are capable of speeds well over 200. I suspect someone has broken 200 in one on a highway in the middle of the night, we just don't know about it. Still though, I'd love to see something like this in an actual race with a battery that can be swapped in a pit lane.
     
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    Those of us in the radio controlled car world are not surprised at all at all these new electric-powered cars setting new records. If it can be done at 1/10th scale, it can be done at 1:1.
     
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    #9 SwedishAdvocate, Nov 7, 2013
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    Chris Harris got to drive it:




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    There’s also a thread predating this one here: (mod edit: threads merged, thanks)
     
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    Saw that video earlier today, pretty awesome.

    Small fact unmentioned there: the battery pack was put together by Bill and Eva of Killacycle Racing.
     

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