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1972 Datsun 1200 Electric 1/4 mile Drag Racing timeslip specs 0-60

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1/4 Mile ET: 10.258
1/4 Mile MPH: 123.790
1/8 Mile ET: 6.454
1/8 Mile MPH: 109.280
0-60 Foot ET: 1.624
VBOX 60-130 MPH: 0.000
Standing 1 Mile MPH: 0.000
Temperature F: 60.0
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VBOX 60-130 MPH: 0.000
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Car Make: Datsun
Car Model: 1200
Car Type: Electric
Car Year: 1972
Driver: Tim Brehm/John Wayland
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Torque @ wheels: 0.00
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Classifieds: 1200 For Sale
Parts: 1200 Parts


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 1972 Datsun 1200 Electric


 


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More Comments:

(Richard in Corvallis)
No way John! Are you and Tim really running that fast? Simply amazing. This is enough to get me to change carreers!!


(Dave Davidson)
Looks like this proves that electric cars don't have to be slow. If a person can do this with an old Datsun, why can't the automakers make a fast electric car we can buy? A NEV won't work for me.


(Tomas)
They do, for a price:http://www.seriouswheels.com/ top-2005-Venturi-Fetish.htm


(Roderick Wilde)
Tomas, thanks for the link. They are right, "very sexy". But it is dog slow, especially for the price. That price should buy you a 1000 hp street car with over 200 mph top speed. For a lot less expensive electric check out George Clooney's new Tango http://www.evuk.co.uk/news/index2.html. O to 60 in less than 4 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. Although not as sexy as the Fetish it handles awesome in the corners. This car is made by Commuter Cars out of Spokane, Washington. www.commutercars.com


(Wolfer)
And street legal! Now that's what I need for running back and forth to work, of course we'd have to get rid of the stickers for even more fun...


(Roderick Wilde)
Hey Wolfer, Here is a direct link to "Plasma Boy's" ultra clean unassuming little Datsun that blows em away at the traffic lights. A true "sleeper" http://www.plasmaboyracing.com/


(Ken Trough)
I got a chance to see the White Zombie break some NEDRA records in person and it is quite impressive. http://www.nedra.com


(J. Marvin Campbell)
I would kill everyone in this room for a clone of "Blue Meanie":^O


(Dave Stensland)
'Zombie is quick and features Wayland's legendary craftsmanship. You can find more related stories on him here... http://www.megawattmotorworks.com/ Check out the photo albums while you're there for more EV photos and EV race videos.


(Joe Smalley)
John might consider changing his motto from "We blow things up so you don't have to" to "Reliable Racing on batteries" since the car has been so reliable in 2005.


(Jim Husted Hi-Torque Electric)
Although I was blessed with the opportunity to help John develope the Siamese 8 D.C. electric motor for this car, I can't help but be amazed by the performance of this little beast. Get's my EV grin going every time I see it launch. What a great place (here at drag times) to share with everyone the electric magic that is being developed. Keep up the good work Jim Husted Hi-Torque Electric


(Nick)
How far can this car go on a charge? How much did it cost?


(John Wayland)
At least a quarter mile :-) About $15K invested. Rubber ought to be laid electrically!


(The Toecutter)
$15k invested is a damn good bargain. The Dodge Vipers that this thing can blow off are over $80k...


(Steve)
I saw the vids and can't believe how hard this car leaves the line! What I want to know is where can you get all the pieces to do the same thing? I mean all I can say is BRING ON THe MEGAVOLTS!!!!!!


(John Wayland)
Steve, thanks for the comment. It launches hard because it generates 772 ft. lbs. of torque at 0 rpm! It's best 60 ft. time was 1.59 at 348V and with the old 4:57 gears and the older version of the BFG Drag Radials. It now has 360V, 4:11's and the newest, stickier BFG's, and pulled a 1.61 on a slippery track already. I feel a 1.55 60 ft. and an 11.8-something is possible on a sticky track. Email me for how to get parts and info.


(Jason \)
Awesome car and great job guys! I read about you in this months car & Driver. Keep up the good work!


(Jason Russell)
Great story in car & Driver! Awesome!



Stock:
Engine: Siamese 8 Dual Armature Electric Motor
Turbos: none
Supercharger: none
Boost Control: none
Boost Pressure (psi): none
Intercooler: none
Nitrous Kit/System: Series-parallel shift
Nitrous Shot: none
Pistons (rotors): none
Port: none
Rings (seals): none
Heads: none
Connecting Rods: none
Camshaft: none
Throttle Body: 0-5k potentiometer
Intake & Air Filter: none
Headers / Downpipe: none

Midpipe:

none
Exhaust: none
Carburetor: none


Computer ECU Chip Upgrade: Zilla 2000 amp, 348V Motor Controller
Battery: A123 lithium iron nanophosfate (374V)
Ignition: none
Spark Plugs: none
Fuel Injectors: none
Fuel Pump: none
Gas: none
Pulley: none
Transmission: none
Clutch/Torq Conv: none
Differential: Strange aluminum 9 inch
Radiator: VW oil cooler for controller cooling
Flywheel: none
Shifter: none
Gears: 3:70w/Detroit Locker
Suspension: stock w/ traction bars
Wheels: Eagle Alloys
Brake Rotors/Pads: stock (upgrading to Wilwood)
Tires: BF Goodrich DOT Drag Radials
Weight with driver (lbs): 2035
Track: Portland International Raceway, OR, USA
 Record Modified: April 21st, 2011

Additional parts, modifications, upgrades & information:
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'72 Datsun 1200 sedan electric car, with 880 A123 lithium ion cells at 374V. Custom Siamese 8 dual armature series-wound electric motor is direct drive (no flywheel, clutch, or tranny) and connects to aluminum driveshaft & Strange aluminum 9 inch rear axle fitted with 3:70 gears.

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