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Saturday, April 18, 2015

ELMOFO Electric Radical maiden quarter mile pass [VIDEO]

In a demonstration run during the Mighty Car Mods Nationals at Sydney Dragway the ELMOFO Electric Radical made it's maiden run down the quarter mile achieveing at time of 10.922 seconds @ 131.25 Mph (211.24 km/h).

The EV Radical SR8 is designed for circuit racing and has the distinction of being the first electric car to win a race against petrol vehicles in a sanctioned event. The ELMOFO Racer has a peak output of 280 Kw / 570 Nm from twin sequential Remy based BLDC permanent magnet motors with energy fed from a 37 kWh KoKam Li-Po battery pack via two Rinehart Motion Systems inverters.

This was the cars first run down a quarter mile and the 10s time was achieved with worn rain tires and gearing better suited to circuit racing (top speed of 265 km/h). With lower gearing and heated slick tires ELMOFO could be knocking on the door of a 9 second pass. Even with the current set-up, ANDRA officials started to warn the team the car is close to requiring a parachute if it runs much faster.

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