In yet another win for alternative-powered Le Mans prototypes, Drayson Racing's B12/69EV set a new record for electric cars at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The emissions-free, 850 hp Lola-Drayson prototype finished the 1.16 mile hillclimb in just 53.53 seconds, taking 11th overall.

While still a shade behind its gas-burning counterparts (Chevron's GT3 took a top time of 46.46 seconds), it's a step forward for electric motorsports in general. While admittedly not the fairest comparison, the B12/69EV's record is a good 5 seconds faster than the time posted by a Tesla Roadster at last year's event. You can check out a video of the famous hillclimb below.

[Source: Autoblog Green, Engadget]

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