Drayson Racing Looking to Set New EV World Speed Record

Drayson Racing Technology- the British racing firm founded by former British science minister Lord Paul Drayson, is prepping their B12 69/EV Le Mans prototype for a world showcase; The new land speed record for an electric vehicle. At only 1,000 kg (2,000 lbs), the B12 looks to overtake the 1974 record of 175 mph, set by Battery Box General Electric. This being the electric speed record for an "electric race car," not to be confused with the 2010 world record of 307.7 mph set by French firm Venturi. Drayson- the same company at the forefront of the new FIA Formula E Championship, hopes to complete their challenge via the modified B12 Le Mans look-a-like. Power will come from four-electric motors, two at each of the rear wheels. Overall output is 480 kw (643-hp). The world record run will take place at a Yorkshire, England airfield on June 25th, 2013.