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Saturday, April 4, 2015

White Zombie


July 2010 PIR. The White Zombie, hitting 126 miles per hour in a quarter-mile drag race.
"On the outside, the White Zombie is a humble 1972 Datsun 1200. But concealed beneath its milquetoast shell sit two 9-inch electric motors, giving the White Zombie enough power to hit 60 mph in 1.8 seconds. It runs a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds — almost a whole second quicker than a Nissan GT-R." - From DARK HORSE: THE STORY OF A RECORD-SHATTERING, ALL-ELECTRIC ’68 MUSTANG BY MICHAEL ZELENKO.
I don't particularly care for electric cars. I mean there are a lot of good things about them, but they flaunt tradition, and traditions have been falling like ten pins lately. Is nothing sacred? Besides, they are expensive, their range is limited, the batteries are big and heavy and have to be replaced every few years. And they don't do anything for carbon emissions, unless you live in Arizona and get your power from a nuclear plant. And then you're just trading CO2 for neutrons.

Via Posthip Scott.

1 comment:

Ole Phat Stu said...

Wow! That's the same level of performance as my street bike ;-)