LOLA DRAYSON B12/69EV
Drayson Racing Technologies and the Lola Cars group have just revealed what is intended to be the fastest electric-powered racing car in the world. The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV features Drayson's brand new 4X2-640 electric drivetrain, inductive charging, composite battery power, moveable aerodynamics and electrical regenerative damping. Its four electric motors are said to deliver a whopping 850 horsepower and a top speed of around 200 mph.
In 2007, Lord Paul Drayson left the UK government and set up a business with his wife Elspeth, aimed at pioneering green technology in the harsh environment of motorsport. Drayson Racing Technologies subsequently developed a GT2 Aston Martin that ran on second generation bio-ethanol and was raced in the American Le Mans Series and the 2009 Le Mans 24-hour race. A spell as the UK government's Minister for Science and Innovation gave Lord Drayson access to data underlining the scale of the challenge presented by climate change, which served to reinforce his resolve.
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