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Tiny British EV Smashes Quarter-Mile Sprint Record

Modified '70s EV outperforms Tesla Model S, Lamborghini Aventador.

by on Jul.19, 2016

Measuring just 112 inches, nose-to-tail, the Flux Capacitor managed the 1/4 mile in 9.86 seconds.

Forget the Tesla Model S – even with its optional Ludicrous Mode. A tiny British electric city car now lays claim to being the world’s fastest, street-legal EV.

But don’t expect to go find the Enfield 8000, which has been out of production since the 1970s – and even if you do, it won’t quite match the performance of the modified model that passed through the trap clocking a record-smashing quarter-mile run of 9.86 seconds over the weekend.

Stay Charged Up!

“I’m in awe of what this little yellow thing can cope with,” said John Wayland, the anchor of the British TV show, Fifth Gear. “I set out to build a British electric hot rod. I hope I’ve achieved something leftfield enough to prove that David certainly can beat Goliath.”

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Back to the Future? DeLoreans Going Back into Production

Manufacturers settle with DeLorean estate.

by on Jan.28, 2016

The DeLorean is back! Unfortunately, time travel isn't possible in the new replicas ... just as it wasn't in the original version of the cars.

Ready to head “Back to the Future?” Three decades after that iconic ’80s movie made its debut, and 34 years after automotive maverick John Z. DeLorean’s eponymous car company built its last vehicle, the controversial DMC-12 is about to go back into production.

Or, at least, a reasonable facsimile. That’s the plan of a small company based in Humble, Texas – which recently settled a long-running lawsuit filed by DeLorean’s heirs. Reviving the name, DeLorean Motor Co., it hopes to have the first of its stainless steel replicas on the road next year – albeit without a flux capacitor.

What a Concept!

“It’s fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen,” DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne told TV station KPRC2 in Houston. (more…)