A one-sec­ond 0-100 the aim

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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).

PHOTO: DAY­MAK

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.

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