• May 5th 2011 at 2:03PM
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Electric Camaro rips down the track – Click above to watch video after the jump

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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      ELECTRIC4ME
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bitchin' Camaro!
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      it's a good time and it might be a world record in the category of ugly old camaros : ) but not in any category that matters. this ecedra organization has all the ethics of a boxing federation, making up nonsense categories to claim world records. "full size..." it's not even street legal. the street legal white zombie electric datsun of course did a 10.4s run. an actual world record. and the not legal modified beetle black current did a 9.51 recently. also a reasonable world record. 11.25 is still a good time so there is really no reason to tarnish the achievement with dishonest claims to world records. you don't want to be a dennis berube : )
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doug, Why would you come on a public forum and tell a blatant lie. There is not nor ever will be a bet with the "White Zombie". First of all, the owner, John Wayland does not do betting. Second he would not bet with a mentally ill person. It would be the same as me stating that I had a bet with a world famous astronaut to be the first person to the moon. The famous astronaut would rightly dismiss me as some kind of lunatic and not respond. Same case here. If you want to promote your business partner in upside down racing maybe you would be wise to choose another forum. Roderick Wilde "Suck Amps EV Racing"
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Ron has it made! He will be number 1 soon. He even made a personal bet with the White Zombie and lets see if the little Datsun guy shows up for it. Ron even drives his own car and doesn't have someone else drive it.....however I wish I had the chance....! Rip it up Ron! Keep it going!!! See you are Lebanon Valley this weekend!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Interesting... If a Camaro is a "full-size" vehicle, how are the larger vehicles [called full size by normal folks] identified? "super-size" and "super-duper-size". I am not familiar with the reported term "constantly disengaging". Is this an electric vehicle term? Does it refer to a mechanical or electrical problem?
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm.. this dude is using nanotech lithium polymer... literally the most high output cell chemistry you can buy. You know, the one i keep yammering about, how it will revolutionize racing etc :P The results are good but i think he can do much better. I suppose i'll watch his site for new records.
      harlanx6
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yawn