40-year-old evee the fastest

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

Fifth Gear TV pre­sen­ter in the UK, Jonny Smith, has what is of­fi­cially Europe’s quick­est street le­gal elec­tric car. Af­ter com­plet­ing a manda­tory 25-mile street cruise around the Northants coun­try­side to prove it is both road le­gal and ca­pa­ble, Smith took his con­verted 1975 Enfield 8000 elec­tric city car to the FIA Euro­pean Fi­nals at Santa Pod last week­end and smashed the Tesla’s record of 11,5 sec­onds over a quar­ter mile. This af­ter he had fit­ted taller axle gears for more speed af­ter qual­i­fy­ing with an 11,27 run and .

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