Leave it to the builder of an electric vehicle called "White Zombie" to dream up a scenario straight out of a horror movie. In this case, it's an old General Motors EV1 electric vehicle seemingly brought back from the dead in the guise of a first-generation (and nearly carbon copy) Honda Insight hybrid, according to Plug In Cars. John Wayland, whose White Zombie is an all-electric 1972 Datsun he's been known to race from time to time, is taking cobbled-together pieces of an old EV1 given to Brig
The weather wasn't cooperative for the EV drag racing faithful at the recent Bookman's Spring Thaw, but with the largest assemblage of top machines and drivers on hand ever, even a little rain and wind couldn't completely get in the way of some battery-powered racing awesomeness. With the action being postponed for one day though, the "money match-up" – a head-to-head contest between the Killacycle and Predator – could only be held once. Luckily for us, tape was rolling.
John Wayland's White Zombie – Click above to watch video after the jump
There seems to have been a spate of posts here on ABG lately about electric vehicles running down the quarter mile strip. The Killacycle set a world record, the Tesla Roadster pulled down a respectable time and the Dodge EV prototype showed gave the Hemi-powered Dodge Challenger a go. Heck, we even featured a sweet electric Pinto not so long ago. While that may seem like plenty for most people, we're really enthusiastic about performance cars that don't burn gas (or diesel, for that matter) and
And here we thought the Tesla Roadster was one fast EV. Go check out White Zombie, a modified 1972 Datsun 1200. The key site to see has a short, 16-second video clip of the White Zombie going 106.250 mph on the 1/4 mile. With a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds, this beast could beat a Tesla.