British Car Breaks Electric Land Speed Record


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British Car Breaks Electric Land Speed Record

By Frazer Maude, Sky News Reporter

A 'hypercar' built by a British company has broken the electric land speed record that has stood for nearly four decades.
Drayson Racing's car reached a top speed of 204.2mph on the 1.86-mile runway at RAF Elvington, Yorkshire.
Driven by entrepreneur and former UK science minister Lord Drayson, it beat the previous record by around 40mph.
"This is the future," he told Sky News after climbing out of the cockpit.
Earlier, he said: "It's not the outright speed that's impressive about this record attempt but the engineering challenge of accelerating a 1,000kg electric vehicle to such a high speed and sustaining that speed over a measured mile before stopping safely, all within a relatively short distance, then turning round and doing it again within an hour.

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