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 Post subject: Electric White Zombie 0-60 mph in 1.7 seconds-unofficially
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:56 pm 
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“NEDRA records 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile ETs and trap speeds, but racers can calculate their 0-60 mph runs by using 60 ft. times, 1/8 mile ETs and trap speeds, weight vs time, and by other very accurate calculations. Many have used GPS to do the same. Using the well-respected Wallace Racing Calculator on line, calculations for EV racers are always a bit slower than our actual times, because this calculator doesn’t take into account the EV’s massive launch torque over the gas-power machines the calculator was created for. Nonetheless, this calculator comes close for us. Using one of the Zombie’s time slip runs as an example – it’s 6.4 @ 109 1/8 portion of a low 10 second run, the Wallace Racing Calculator has the Zombie’s 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.”

“White Zombie actually runs 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds on ‘average 1/4 mile runs’ when the 60 foot mark is crossed in the 1.55 second range. We’ve had 60 foot marks as low as 1.31 seconds, putting the 0-60 mph run closer to 1.7 seconds or so. This is in an all-steel 2351 lb. road legal car with 100 mile driving range, too. For an apples-to-apples comparison using 0-62 mph instead of the more standard 0-60, the Zombie is probably at 1.9 seconds.”

“Not to disparage college kids (more power to them), but hitting 0-60 mph in a pinch over 2 seconds in an experimental single person ‘craft’ the size of a child’s go kart that only weighs 329 lbs., shouldn’t be held up as some sort of record being compared to real cars – although calling the skeleton-looking tube frame near-bodiless Ariel Atom a ‘car’ is quite a stretch as well!”

“These students are to be congratulated however, for having the moxie to go for acceleration and the fun factor!”

“See Ya… John Wayland”

Here's a video on youtube with the electric white zombie, very fast!

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