British racecar builder Radical Sportscars recently produced its 1,000th production racer and, at about the same time, showed off a new prototype it is calling the SRZero. The SRZero was prepared by team from Imperial College London starting from a Radical SR8 chassis. The team has installed 56 kilowatt-hours worth of lithium ion batteries and a pair 200 horsepower electric motors driving the rear wheels. We first heard about the car last November.

The team which goes by the name Racing Green Endurance claims the ZRZero can go over 250 miles on a charge, using the EPA highway cycle. Given the battery's capacity, which compares to the 53 kWh of the Tesla Roadster, the range is plausible. The next step after completing development testing of the SRZero is to bring it to North America and drive it the length of the Panamerican Highway from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. That's a total distance of over 16,000 miles.

The current plan is to ship the car to Alaska in late June and start the road trip on July 8. Check out videos of the initial tests after the jump.

[Source: Racing Green Endurance]





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