Westfield, a British company that still builds and sells a version of the timeless Lotus 7, has announced plans to offer a fully electric sportscar called the iRacer that it will race in the EV Cup. As you might expect, the car appears to be as minimalist as possible – sporting a claimed weight of just 1,300 pounds – with little bodywork and four fat tires pushed out to each corner.
Inside and underneath the tubular chassis are 440 pounds of lithium iron phosphate batteries, which Westfield says should be sufficient for 55 miles of range under racing conditions. A pair of Oxford Yasa electric motors drive the rear wheels independently and put out over 730 pound-feet of torque.
Performance figures to be brisk, with the run to 60 mph taking under five seconds with a governed top speed of 110 mph. Click past the break for a press release along with a couple of videos showing the iRacer in action.