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Electric Mustang Records 1.94-Second 0-60 Time, Builder Sets 200 MPH Goal

Posted June 22, 2015 10:30 AM by dstrohl
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In the old George Romero zombie flicks, the living dead shuffled around like narcoleptic grannies in their bunny slippers. More recent movies have the undead jumping, climbing and running as fast or faster than those fighting them off. Mitch Medford's zombi-fied electric Mustang falls squarely into that latter camp, as shown by the 0-60 time of 1.94 seconds that he recently cut with it.

The 0-to-60 time comes amid a number of personal bests Medford has set with the car since completing it late last year, including a 10.24-second quarter-mile run at 140.8 MPH and a 6.7-second 1/8-mile time at 111.5 MPH, both of which he ran last Friday at the grand reopening of San Antonio Dragway. From those dragstrip numbers he determined the 0-60 time using the Wallace Racing Calculator.

For comparison's sake, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport can hit 0-60 in about 2.4 seconds. A Porsche 918 in about 2.2 seconds. A Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in a galloping 2.95 seconds.

See the zap behind this car's zip, on Hemmings.

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06/22/2015 12:55 PM

3,600 amps and a new watch.

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06/23/2015 11:50 AM

One must wonder how long "eleven-inch" electric motors will survive when being force-fed with 3600 Amperes at 440 volts; that is nearly 1.6 MW! Likewise, it implies that the entire circuit (batteries, wires, connectors, motor windings, etc.) presents about 0.1 Ohms of resistance at these levels. Even at 90% efficiency, those motors are dissipating 160 kW, or about the amount of power consumed by a hundred microwave ovens.

This "math" ain't workin' for me; I don't deny that the car can turn a ten-second quarter mile, but something is wrong with some of the numbers.

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Re: Electric Mustang Records 1.94-Second 0-60 Time, Builder Sets 200 MPH Goal

06/24/2015 9:12 AM

I loved this vintage Mustang (1966?). If people want to put that much power in a car, then they should seek or, custom-build a more aerodynamic carriage.

Converting this Ford classic to an electric car isn't even close to what I would consider fantastic, any more than putting a high performance, N2O-injected Mazda triple-rotar engine in a 1968 Mustang Shelby Cobra-KR.

I'm impressed with the electrical design, which satisfies "the need for speed'... but if they really want to go fast, then build a jet-powered missile car and run it on the Utah salt flats.

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07/08/2015 10:25 PM

This J34 powered one was on craigslist... 10,000 hp and 308 1/4 mile once.

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