Monday, April 26, 2010

Electric Beetle Blasts Past Tesla Roadster

VW Beetle's (both New Beetle and Classic Beetle) are such unassuming mild-mannered looking vehicles that one doesn't think they could ever be drag racing behemoths.  The Black Current III is the exception that proves the rule, especially when it beat a Tesla Roadster.

Powered by two forklift electric motors and 60 (!!!) 12-volt batteries, the Black Current III makes an astounding 1,200 ft-lbs of torque at 0 RPM. This results in a 0-60 mph time of just 3 seconds and an 11.24 second quarter mile at 114 mph.

 

Source: Video: Electric Beetle Blasts Past Tesla Roadster