22 Apr '13, 12am

World's fastest electric car makes global debut

World's fastest electric car makes global debut

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an electric super car. The world’s fastest electric car has made its global, public debut at the Shanghai Motor Show: the Detroit Electric SP:01 (pictured) is a two-seat pure electric sports car that can race to an incredible top speed of 155mph while travelling from 0-62mph in a staggering 3.7seconds. It is described by Detroit Electric as “pure electric excitement”: and it seems to have captured the interest of the general public with 35 orders placed for the vehicle within one hour of it going on sale. Its exceptional performance can largely be attributed to its superb power-to-weight ratio. It comes with a 201bhp electric motor that delivers 166lb-ft of torque; and features a lightweight battery pack and all-new carbon fibre bodywork. Its total weight is a meagre 2,354lbs helping it boast superb handling and driving dynamics. There...

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