ELECTRIC PONY

NZ Performance Car - - Inside Line -

The team be­hind the CRC Speed­show has un­veiled plans to build what will the­o­ret­i­cally be­come the world’s quick­est street-le­gal electric ve­hi­cle. Dubbed ‘Project Craz-E-Horse’, the 2007 Ford Mus­tang is be­ing built and man­aged by Mitchell Race Xtreme (MRX) and sup­ported by American elec­tricve­hi­cle builder John Met­ric and the US’s Na­tional Electric Drag Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion. The car will be pow­ered by a brush­less eight-phase DC (BLDC) electric mo­tor rated at 1491kW (2000hp) and 1355Nm torque from 0rpm up­wards. This will be aided by 252 lithium cobalt ox­ide sleeper-cell bat­tery mod­ules, and send power to a nine-inch diff fit­ted with Strange 40-spline axles. The Speed­show team states that, the­o­ret­i­cally, the car should run in the mid seven-sec­ond zone. The Mus­tang will be launched at the CRC Speed­show in July, be­fore hit­ting the strip as soon as pos­si­ble af­ter that. We’ll bring you more once it does.

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