Meet the Enfield Electric that now needs wheelie bars
First Built In The 1970s, A Revamped EV Can Hit 100 MPH
It had two seats between its 68-inch wheelbase. They were surrounded by aluminum bodywork laid on a tubular steel frame - it was all made by hand - and a bucket of parts borrowed from such other British automotive royalty as the Ford Capri, Austin Allego, and Morris Mini Minor. Power came from a six-kilowatt electric motor powered by eight 12-volt batteries. Just 120 were made, each one good for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 35 to 55 miles, weather depending.
Head over to Transport Evolved to read more about the E8000's history, and how one example that was once a company press car has been turned into a 1,003-horsepower electric dragster called "Flux Capacitor" that can do the quarter-mile in 12.56 seconds at 101.43 mph. Yes, it's got some serious wheelie bars, and they're half as long as the car.
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