Santa Pod Raceway hosts Enfield 8000 electric car’s record bid

September 5th, 2015 § Comments Off on Santa Pod Raceway hosts Enfield 8000 electric car’s record bid § permalink

   
   
A street-legal electric car built in 1974 is aiming for a European speed record this weekend.The cult British-built Enfield 8000 was built as an attempt to woo drivers during the decade’s oil crisis, but only 120 were built before cost killed off production.

Motoring journalist Jonny Smith is hoping to beat the 11.5 second record for a 1/4 mile dash in his car – The Flux Capacitor – at Santa Pod Raceway, on the Bedfordshire-Northamptonshire border.

Smith spoke about his record attempt during qualifying with BBC Look East’s Jonathan Park.

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