Autocar eats their words.
A spectacular feature by Autocar’s Jesse Crosse, when he came to my house and had a go behind the wheel of the Enfield. I’m not saying I started this project after reading this quote in Autocar’s 1976 issue, but it helped charge my enthusiasm. Read here: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/driving-jonny-smiths-800bhp-flux-capacitor
0-121mph in 9.86 seconds
THE WORLD’S QUICKEST STREET LEGAL EV IS…………….2.84 metres long, yellow and often mistaken for a Reliant Kitten. I can barely believe it myself, but the Flux Capacitor Enfield 8000 is the world’s quickest (and possibly fastest) electric car with an MoT and tax. On 15-17 July at Santa Pod raceway’s Dragstalgia event we altered the […]
As quick as an £800,000 Porsche 918 Spyder.
With MoT. Free road tax. Except from London Congestion Charge. No exhaust pipe. Pointless 1980s earthing strip. No wheelies. Yet. You can see from Julian Hunt’s pics below that the Enfield is squatting down much harder on launch, for two reasons: Firstly we’re putting more power through the car – currently the control system’s maximum […]
And now for a video intermission
My computer is a bit ill, so we’re still working on editing the onboard footage of my world record runs. They should be out next week. I write this still shaking my head in disbelief that the Enfield can run a 9 sec quarter mile without ANY aerodynamic alteration. No wings, lips, gills added to […]
PICTURES SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS
Better still, pictures showing numbers. Here is a photo I will always be proud of. And here’s just another gratuitous tyre smoke photograph. Because #EVmuscle. Thanks once again to everyone with a sticker on the side of my car. All of you have been instrumental in the Flux Capacitor Enfield getting this far and performing […]
9 SECOND STREET CAR WITH NO EXHAUST
THE WORLD’S QUICKEST STREET LEGAL EV IS…………….2.84 metres long, yellow and often mistaken for a Reliant Kitten. I can barely believe it myself, but the Flux Capacitor Enfield 8000 is the world’s quickest (and possibly fastest) electric car with an MoT and tax. At this weekend’s Santa Pod raceway Dragstalgia event we altered the rear […]
Flux Capacitor now faster than a McLaren 650S
I first ran the Enfield back in March while filming a new forthcoming BBC Worldwide TV series called Motorheads. The weather was cold (sub 10 degrees) at Santa Pod and we were carrying a passenger in the shape of my co-presenter Tom Wookie Ford. It ran consistent early 11s, – not bad given the weather […]
WORLD’S QUICKEST STREET EV IN 2016?
The Enfield 8000 Flux Capacitor rolled into 2016 having reached a 10 second quarter mile as a street car that’s totally useable for average journeys. From taking my daughter to school in it to completing the mandatory 26-mile street cruise around Northamptonshire to qualify for the Street Eliminator drag race category (where if you break […]
Behold! Europe’s Quickest Street Legal EV
Apologies for going quiet on the blog recently. If you’ve been following me via Twitter (@carpervert) you may know that since late April the Flux Capacitor became track-worthy and ready for shakedown. Here is what happened when I first got behind the wheel after 3 years of getting the Flux Cap to this level. Be […]
I’m all about the baseline
The Enfield 8000 is now up to full fighting kerb weight. The light is glinting at the end of the tunnel. Baseline time, which basically means setting up the car to a decent standard ready for some shakedowns. And who better to do this than the man who built the cage, suspension and chassis mods […]