Tesla has revolutionised the way we think about Electric-powered cars today. However, Go-Kart, which is considered to be the stepping stone to the world of any kind of motorsports has never really seen any kind of serious electric inculcation. However, a Canadian company called Daymak has showcased an electric go-kart which can rocket from 0-100kmph in just 1.5 seconds! Yes, you read that right.
It is called the C5-Blast Ultimate and will almost 0.7 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S P100D which clocks the same figure at 2.28 seconds. Powering this beastly kart is a 2400-Wh lithium-ion battery which is supported by 4 electric ducted fan motors at the back and 8 more on the bodywork which accounts for close to 300 lbs of thrust.
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“We could actually make it lighter and faster and at some point the Go Kart would start floating like the Star Wars land speeder or we could add wings and it would fly,” says Aldo Baiocchi, President of Daymak. “Speed will not be an issue and we think we can even go eventually under one second 0 to 60 making it faster then any vehicle in existence.”
However, the kart is still under its early days and has been priced at a whopping $59,999 which is a LOT for a go-kart by any measure.