This electric 1984 BMW 3-Series (E30) developed by Mate Rimac has managed to brake five world records for EVs.
There’s more green to this BMW 3-Series E30 from 1984 than just the paintwork as we are dealing with a proper electric vehicle. The work on this car started after the CEO of Rimac Automobili, who was only 19 years old at the time, blew up the engine while racing. He then decided to turn it into an EV and since then Mate Rimac has developed five evolutions of this classic BMW.
The car you see in these photos and video generates no less than 600 hp (447 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).
He managed to take down five world records on April 17th, 2011 when he took the car on a two-mile long military runway near Zagreb. These are his records:
- 1/8 mile: 7,549
- 1/4 mile: 11,808
- 1/2 km: 13,714*
- 1 km: 23,260*
- 1 mile: 35,347*
*Records subject to official FIA approval (pending)
More videos with the car can be found in the source link.