Faithful readers of AutoblogGreen may be well aware of the high-performance abilities of electric drivetrains on the drag strip (see White Zombie, Black Current and Lawless Rocket for examples) but sadly, many others haven't yet gotten the torque-rules memo.
In addition to the return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit, the upcoming Detroit Auto Show will also feature Electric Avenue. The show organizers have just released the list of vehicles that will make up the Avenue, and there are some old friends and a few surprises. It looks like this:
We've shown you pictures of the electric HST Shelby Cobra 427 before sitting pretty while on display at EVS23 but now we have video of this sexy carbon fiber machine being propelled by its own 300 horses and 1000 lb-ft worth of spinning and drifting power. All the while the machine is churning up clouds of tire smoke, it's being expertly guided by the gifted hands of Lisa Klassen, rally driver and drifter extraordinaire. Ms. Klassen found herself behind the wheel of the Cobra after getting a cal
Michael Kadie of SSI Racing is taking the kit-car approach to building his electric vehicle. A Factory 5 Type 65 coupe, which resembles a Shelby Daytona, is the foundation. Instead of stuffing a hopped-up Ford small-block under the 1-piece nose section he has a TransWarp 11-inch electric motor mounted in transmission tunnel. Plans call for about 1,000 lithium ion cells from A123 Systems as a power source. Regular automotive batteries were used for the show and parade this weekend at the Alt Car