CRC Speed­show to build record-break­ing elec­tric Mus­tang

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As New Zealand’s big­gest ded­i­cated au­to­mo­tive show, CRC Speed­show is con­stantly look­ing for new ways to bring ex­cite­ment to mo­tor­ing fans, and this year, the team is tack­ling a brand­new elec­tric car build with the help of key sup­pli­ers to break a world record here in New Zealand.

Dubbed Project Craz-E-Horse, the 2007 Mus­tang GT will be going for an elec­tric ve­hi­cle world record and is set to do the 1/4 mile at Mere­mere dragstrip in an es­ti­mated 7.54 sec­onds at 202.69 mph (326 km/h).

Built and man­aged by race ex­perts Mitchell Race Xtreme, and sup­ported by other New Zealand sup­pli­ers, this car aims to show off the new elec­tric ve­hi­cle tech­nol­ogy be­ing de­vel­oped around the world, while still be­ing street le­gal so that it can be driven on a day-to-day ba­sis. The car will be re­vealed at the CRC Speed­show, at the ASB Show­grounds in Auck­land, on July 22 and 23.

Project Craz-E-Horse will have the lat­est and great­est bat­tery tech­nol­ogy with new brush­less 8 phase DC elec­tric mo­tor tech­nol­ogy pro­duc­ing up to 2,000 horse­power, and will be com­ing straight to New Zealand from USA where they have only just been launched.

Sup­ported by elec­tric ve­hi­cle leg­end John Met­ric (USA) and the USA Na­tional Elec­tric Drag Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (NEDRA), the project prom­ises to be a se­ri­ous con­tender for the world record. Met­ric him­self has worked out the es­ti­mated per­for­mance spec­i­fi­ca­tions as above and has al­ready had sub­stan­tial in­put on the tech­nol­ogy and set-up of the car.

CRC Speed­show man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ross Prevette said he’s look­ing for­ward to see­ing the project evolve and be­lieves the world can still have ex­cit­ing, fast and loud rac­ing with elec­tric tech­nol­ogy.

“This is an in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing project for us at CRC Speed­show. Elec­tric tech­nol­ogy is where the world is head­ing but has the un­for­tu­nate rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing quiet and bor­ing. We want to change that and show just how awe­some this tech­nol­ogy can be.” More in­for­ma­tion www.speed­

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