- May 5th 2011 at 2:03PM
Video: Electric Camaro tears down 1/4-mile in 11.253 seconds
Ron Adamwicz's electric 1981 Chevy Camaro, with one motor operating as intended and the other constantly disengaging, ripped down the 1/4-mile track at Palm Beach International Raceway on April 25th with a time of 11.253 seconds, hitting a top speed of 107.01 miles per hour. In addition to its record-setting quarter-mile run for a "full-size," battery-powered vehicle, the electrified Camaro, dubbed "Warp Factor II," set a world record with a 6.8-second 1/8-mile run at 93.43 mph.
The completely customized Team Haiyin EV Racing Camaro's run of 11.253 seconds means that it can outgun factory-made vehicles like the V8-equipped 430-horsepower 2011 Chevrolet Camaro and the 550-hp 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.
Needles to say, zooming down the 1/4-mile track with one bummed motor is far from ideal and Adamwicz's has his sights sets on becoming the record holder for "street-bodied" electric vehicles, a title which currently belongs to Black Current with a time of 9.51 seconds. Hit the jump to catch the electric Camaro dash down the 1/4-mile strip in 11.253 seconds.
[Source: You Tube, Gas 2.0]
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