DailyDirt: Horsepower? Why Are We Measuring Anything With Horse-Based Units?
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Electric cars are getting more attention as they become more practical and eliminate the “range anxiety” factor. While battery-powered cars were actually some of the first horseless carriages, Tesla has gotten some recent publicity for its ‘ludicrous‘ performance — as well as plans for even bigger batteries (a 100kwh battery seems to be on Tesla’s horizon). There are a few other all-American electric cars with supercar-like specs and/or retro-styling, but when will a reasonably-priced (no subsidies!) all-electric commuter car be available? (March 31st?)
- Rimac Automobili’s Concept_S electric car isn’t exactly a production vehicle, but it might be the fastest electric car. This car is based on its predecessor the Concept_One (of which only 8 were built), but it’s a bit faster. If you have a million bucks lying around, you might be able to get one. But if you don’t care about spending a few extra dollars and filling up with gas, buy a Bugatti Chiron for an even faster production car. [url]
- If you like the retro look of a ’68 Ford Mustang, but you’d prefer an experience that’s a bit closer to a Tesla Model S, there’s a car conversion kit waiting for you (someday). The ‘Zombie 222’ is a converted ’68 Mustang that can get to 170+mph (much faster than the original gas-powered version!), and it can do 0-60 in 1.79 seconds. [url]
- The ‘White Zombie’ could be considered a precursor to the Zombie 222. A white 1972 Datsun 1200 Coupe has been heavily modified since 1994 to become a decent drag racer, comparable to some prototypes from Rimac Automobili (a converted BMW 3-series called the ‘Green Monster’ or the e-M3). [url]
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