A one-second 0-100 the aim
THE world’s fastest car is the Grimsel, an all-electric go-kart that last year blitzed from 0 to 100 km/h in half the time it takes to say 1,513 seconds.
Now a Canadian electric motorbike builder, Daymak, has the Grimsel’s title in its sights. Daymak bills its C5 Blast Go-Kart as “the fastest GoKart on the planet”. Packing 2 400 Watt-hours to drive a 48 Volt, 10 kW brushless direct current motor, the kart’s also has four Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) motors that provide 60 kg of forward thrust on both sides of the driver, while eight more are mounted in the bodywork providing 96 kg of upward thrust.
Daymak said this provides enough lift to ensure the 200 kg kart performs as if it weighed just 100 kg.
“We could actually make it lighter and faster and at some point the GoKart would start floating like the Star
Wars land speeder — or we could add wings and it would fly,” president of Daymak Aldo Baiocchi told New Atlas. With a floating vehicle, speed will not be an issue and Baiocchi said the kart could eventually do a one-second zero to 60 dash, making it faster then any vehicle in existence.
The price? A rather robust $59 999 (about R790 876).
With ducted fans to give it enough lift to all but float, makers of the Daymak Blast go-kart have plans to make the fastest kart in the world.