POWEEEEEER! - how electrons claimed a mountain
The Koenigsegg One:1 has 1341hp at a weight of 1360kg. Close enough to a 1:1 ratio as makes no difference. An astonishing achievement, really, even at $1.5 million. Those 1371 newton meters of torque would look lovely in your garage no doubt.
Course what I think is waay cooler is when a little electric car comes along and smashes those numbers and decides to win a race. A really hard one too.
The eO PP03 stuffs an ungodly 1368hp into a package weighing only 1200kg. The 2160 Nm of torque is so great (40% more than the Hulk) the car actually stays in place while forcing the planet to spin beneath it.
And this hellacious boxcart just won Pike's Peak Hill Climb 2015. Not the electric category, it won it, everything, the whole shebang. First ever all-electric overall winner at 9:07.222.
Second place went to "Monster" Tajima's E-Runner Concept_One, yep, another electric car with a time of 9.32.401.
First time an electric car won, first time electric cars took 1,2 spots, first time an electric car beat out entrants in the Unlimited class.
After that, umm, just some boring dirty oil burners.http://www.gizmag.com/electric-cars-pikes-peak-winner/38214/