26 Jun '13, 10pm

Drayson Racing EV hits 204.185 mph, sets new FIA world land speed record

Drayson Racing EV hits 204.185 mph, sets new FIA world land speed record

Drayson Racing sets a new FIA World Land Speed record Drayson Racing is proud to announce that it has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record of 204.185mph this evening. Former science minister, businessman and racing driver Lord Drayson was behind the wheel of the Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans PrototypeIn near perfect conditions, the Oxford-based sustainable motorsport company smashed the previous 175mph record, which had stood for nearly forty years, by 29.2mph. As the new world record holder, Lord Drayson commented: "I'm delighted we've beaten the record tonight and can show the world EVs can be fast and reliable. Drayson Racing is a laboratory for EV technology, testing it to the most extreme level, as we've seen today." "It is not the outright speed of 204.185mph that is most impressive about this record, but the engineering challenge of accelerating a 1000kg ...

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