Converted Enfield EV 'Flux Capacitor' blazes down the drag strip
1,000-Horsepower Little Beast Needs Anti-Wheelie Bars
The Enfield, which Smith nicknamed "Flux Capacitor" in a nod to the Back to the Future film franchise, is now the Europe's "fastest street-legal electric car," meaning that it can challenge even the most amped-up version of the Tesla Model S sedan in a drag race. The Enfield, which is shorter than the original Mini and is equipped with anti-wheelie bars, made a quarter-mile run in less than 11 seconds. In fact, it can go from 0 to 100 miles per hour in less than seven seconds, and it boasts 1,000 horsepower.
Smith bought the flood-damaged vehicle three years and has been a madman souping up the car ever since. About 120 of the Enfield EVs were originally built, and they have a 68-inch wheelbase and had an original top speed of less than 40 miles per hour (and it took more than 12 seconds to hit that top speed). About a quarter of those cars may still be around, although none are quite as quick as Smith's. You can see a video of the car's recent exploits above.
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