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  • Feb 29th 2012 at 12:00PM
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When Pontiac first conjured up the mid-engined Fiero back in 1984, its performance was also middling. John Metric has one such 2M4 (2 Seat, Mid-Engined, 4-Cyl) from its introductory year and he's fixed that problem. Dubbed "DC Plasma," his electrified example has just reduced the quarter-mile NEDRA record to 10.677 seconds in the MC/A2 class (Modified Conversion / 301V-348V) while participating in the NEDRA Florida Nationals in Bradenton, FL.

What makes that mark even more impressive is the fact that it included a truly awe-inspiring run of 9.89 seconds at 134 mph while lined up against Shawn Lawless in his awesome "Lemon Juice" Chevy S-10 conversion. Both vehicles boast dual Zilla controllers – the DC Plasma machine feeds current to a NetGain Transwarp 9 coupled to a Warp 9 DC motor, while the Chevy holds no fewer than four refurbished DC motors from General Electric – but on that night, it was clearly the Pontiac that held the edge.

The race meet also yielded a record for another car. Lowell Simmons took Miramar High School's Porsche 944 "Black Pearl" to new heights in the HS/A Class (High School / 241V - 300V), hoisting the official record to 11.319 seconds. Hit the jump for a couple clips of the Metric versus Lawless matchup as well as a bonus clip from last week's EVexpo with footage of the "Black Pearl."







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      paulwesterberg
      • 3 Years Ago
      That 944 porshe looks pretty sweet. Kudos to the kids for putting together a race vehicle that smokes the tesla sport.
        Ford Future
        • 3 Years Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        That RED Porsche 914 looked HOT as well. Though, if you blinked, you missed it. Would have liked to see the detail on that vehicle.
      paulwesterberg
      • 3 Years Ago
      9.89 is an excellent time for a modified production vehicle. The black current III has a 9.51 run, but it was built from the ground up as a race vehicle with a dragster body made out of chromoly, aluminum and fiber glass. http://www.evtuners.com/2011/09/01/worlds-quickest-electric-car-black-current-iii/ http://www.currentracing.co.uk/index.php
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      pretty good time. that's a veyron beater. imagine if the car only weighed 500kg instead. and some proper aero. but a 10 second car is already too fast for daily driving. we just need such an EV in mass production for a price all can afford so we can start to really embarrass the stupid ICE cars and wake up some petrol heads
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      btw, when you take the time to make a fast car, get a decent video camera too and a person who can point it : ) way too many EV drag videos that are terrible
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's cool that so many high schools are teaching the youngsters how to bang on this stuff. I still think the electric drag racing world has a way to go. They are just starting to dip into what is possible. This is fun to watch for sure :)
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