The iRacer is considered to be the world's first do-it-yourself electric race car kit and is available for 13,999 GBP (about 21,426 USD or 16,445 EUR).

You might remember the Westfield iRacer from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show where it was shown in an almost production-ready form. Now it's available as a DIY kit which includes an aluminum frame, suspension, composite exterior panels and the necessary ancillary.

It was conceived to support a variety of powertrains, including electric motors, a hybrid arrangement or even a conventional engine. Keep in mind none of these are included in the kit which means those interested in the iRacer will have to pay more for a fully-working vehicle.

The electric version can be equipped with two YASA-750 electric motors which drive the rear wheels and each tip the scales at 55 lbs (25 kg). Output is rated at 132 bhp (98 kW) and 550 lb-ft (745 Nm) of torque. The 1,700 lbs (771 kg) electric racer sprints to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than five seconds and can reach a limited top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h). Without the limiter, the iRacer will do 140 mph (225 km/h).

It has a 23 kWh battery pack which offers only about 25 minutes of racing before depletion, but chances are these low-tech batteries could be replaced by better ones given the modularity of the drivetrain and the minimal bodywork.

Gallery: Westfield iRacer is a DIY electric race car kit [video]

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