’72 Datsun World’s Quickest Electric Car
World’s quickest electric car is a ’72 Datsun, does 0-60 in 1.8 seconds / Out on the dragstrip, the last vehicle you’d expect to be crushing BMWs and Ferraris is a 1972 Datsun. But John Wayland’s White Zombie is anything but ordinary.
The electrified Datsun 1200 does 0-60 in a jaw-dropping 1.8 seconds. The two-door coupe sports a dual-armature 9″ series-wound electric motor that was specially built for Wayland. Its battery pack is 192 lithium-polymer cells totaling to 355 Volts and 22.7 kWh of energy.
The vehicle has a 90-mile range and it is even street legal. With over 500-plus horses, it’s no surprise the Zombie takes a quarter-mile in just ten seconds.
’72 Datsun World’s Quickest Electric Car Video
Video by SmartElectricCars (link) – Published on Jun 27, 2013
1200 WHITE ZOMBIE – Datsun DC Electric Car
White Zombie is a 1972 Datsun 1200 2-door sedan. It is the world record holder for a street-legal electric vehicle, running the 1/4 mile in 11.4 seconds @ 114 mph. White Zombie is optimized for 1/4 mile runs, rather than the range (miles before it needs a recharge). It’s now run 12.99 @ 101 mph and is a member of the “100 mph Club”. See Wayland’s 1200 Breaks World Record