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Brent Singleton is going to try to be the fastest electric car in the lightweight electric class. The current record is 132 mph set by Silent Thunder, an electric Ford Taurus with 4 motors (somehow this slipped into the "lightweight" class).

<http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1053560/electriccar_driver_sets_sights_on_136_mph/index.html?source=r_science>

You can see a picture of the car here:

<http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/race2thefuture18Aug2007/>






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I wish Brent all the luck in the world in his attempt! He's a great guy and
has done an incredible amount of work towards getting EVs accepted. I was on
the "Silent Thunder" team at Bonneville when it did the 132 mph run. I
originally built the car and road raced it. After it was purchased by
Michael Murphy he had Bob Schneeveis put in the four eight inch ADC motors.
It wasn't even breathing hard at 132 mph. The motors were barely warm to the
touch after the run. The car just ran out of gearing. Yes it was not
lightweight. When I raced it at Firebird it was carrying 2000 pounds of
batteries and still came in under GVW. At Bonneville it ran a single string
of Optimas at 336 volts. I think this lightweight vehicle weighed in around
3800 pounds if I remember correctly. It has been awhile. All the EV records
are all screwed up by the SCTA. I have personally complained but it does no
good. It all happened when they chose to adopt the F.I.A. weight divisions
for EVs. It appears as if they put all the records in a hat and then drew
out a car and said it gets this record. It is a total mess that they refuse
to deal with. To me it says that the SCTA is not a credible organization, at
least as far as EV Land Speed Records is concerned.

Roderick Wilde
"Suck Amps EV Racing"
www.suckamps.com


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> Brent Singleton is going to try to be the fastest electric car in the
> lightweight electric class. The current record is 132 mph set by Silent
> Thunder, an electric Ford Taurus with 4 motors (somehow this slipped into
> the "lightweight" class).
>
> <http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1053560/electriccar_driver_sets_sights_on_136_mph/index.html?source=r_science>
>
> You can see a picture of the car here:
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> <http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/race2thefuture18Aug2007/>SCTA
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