Just a few months after Lord Paul Drayson and Drayson Racing Technologies set a new world land speed record for an electric car weighing less than 1000kg, the team have bettered their record while also setting a handful of other world records.
The previous record of Drayson Racing was an insane 204mph on average across two runs. The new record now stands at 205.139mph at England’s Elvington Airfield.
As for the new records, Drayson Racing set a new fastest quarter mile for an electric car of its weight at 9.742 seconds, the average top speed over one kilometer at 333.271km/h and the British land speed record for any “propulsion type vehicle driven by their wheels over one mile from a flying start at 219.1 mph”.
Upon setting these new records, Drayson said, “We are continuing the testing and development programme of our electric drivetrain technology and we are delighted with the results achieved today. Drayson Racing is a laboratory for novel EV technology such as the high power Qualcomm Halo wireless charging system, testing it to the most extreme level and that’s why we do this. The engineering challenge of accelerating a 995kg electric car to these speeds and then stopping in time on such a short runway is pretty intense, but it’s a great proving ground for our technology. It’s also an exciting way of demonstrating what’s possible with a state of the art electric vehicle.”