Sunday 11 October 2009

White Zombie: Electric Vehicle Dragster

Plasma Boy or John Wayland has been challenging the petrol head dragsters, with an unassuming electric car, a transformed 1972 Datsun 1200 coupe since 1996 and seems to have beaten many a dragster at the track. In the video, he reveals the secret, In electric vehicles, torque is instant whereas combustion engines rely on acceleration through which torque incrementally increases,  no matter how fast the motor revs, torque is gradual.

On the racing line and with the line lock engaged, the front brakes are held on to keep the car stationary while heating up the traction tires, and at the green light an advanced DC 9 inch motor and a 5 speed transmission triggers up the power train to instant full speed.
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