Wow. That was fast.
With some of the most ferocious high-speed off-road vehicles under its belt, Bowler is no stranger to conquering new territory. But its latest project is something entirely different for the British rally-raid racing firm.
We're beginning to think that the real difference between a millionaire and a billionaire is simply whether or not one succumbs to the idea of building your own sports car. The latest to fall victim to that money trap is Dale Vince – a man with a vision for an all-electric, 330 horsepower beast capable of ripping off the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.4 seconds on its way to 100 mph in 8.5 seconds. Like a few other specialty racers we've seen surface recently, the Nemisis uses a Lotus chassis for it
Ecotricity Nemsesis – Click above for high-res image gallery
Dale Vince's Nemesis on Fully Charged – Click above to watch video after the jump
Zero Carbonista's all-electric Nemesis acquired its name early last year, was legalized for on-road use last spring and underwent a "general shakedown" test late last summer. Of course, it's hard to forget that the so-called wind car also took out a few hedges when Ecotricity founder Dale Vince mistakenly stepped on the wrong pedal during some testing.
Nemesis drive tests - Click above to watch the video after the jump
Not only has a name been decided on – the Nemesis – but Ecotricity founder Dale Vince's pet electric car project is now sitting in Vince's driveway. Well, it is when he's not out driving it.
Hang around internet fora dedicated to increasing internal combustion performance long enough and you'll eventually run across this type of perpetual-motion misunderstanding. Seems a Vette 'boarder over at the GMModernMuscle Forum needs to study up on several principles before heading out half-cooked, wrench in hand. The brilliant idea that dawned above the poster's head like a 3-watt bulb was that instead of messing around with those ever so inefficient turbochargers, it'd be a simpler route to
We don't know where it's from or when it was shot, but this in-car vid of a driver chasing a rival in a Mustang on a closed track is one of the funniest things we've seen all week. It starts off pretty normally, then the driver we're riding with channels his inner Satan, taunting the car in front of him. Somehow, it ultimately pays off, and it's pretty hilarious to hear our guy's reaction. Clearly, he's insane.