Citroen Survolt Against Agni Z2 Superbike

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 15:20

Here’s another evidence that the whole world of cars is going electric, even motorsport!

In a symbolic battle of electric machines, the first electric racing car Citroen Survolt took on the first electric Superbike in a race at Thruxton race track.

The Survolt has an output of 300+ hp thanks to its twin electric motors, which means it can reach top speed of 260kph (162mph) and a 0-100kph (0-62mph) time of under five seconds, with a range of around 200 Km. The Agni Z2 bike is powered by 80 battery packs delivering 65 bhp, 0-60mph time of around 3.5seconds with a top speed of just over 130mph.

The car was driven by Le Mans Series and Touring Car racing driver Vanina Ickx, and the bike by Jenny Tinmouth, the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course and championship leader in the 2010 TTXGP.

Vanina Ickx commented; “This was a fantastic experience – the first electric duel of its type.  The lack of engine noise made it a very interesting challenge.  Normally you have an idea where your opponent is by their sound, but with electric vehicles it’s so much quieter – a new racing dynamic.  I had a lot of fun and I’m thrilled to have been part of this unique track event.”

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