As New Zealand’s biggest dedicated automotive show, CRC Speedshow is constantly looking for new ways to bring excitement to motoring fans, and this year, the team are tackling a brand-new electric car build with the help of key suppliers to break a world record here in New Zealand.
Dubbed Project Craz-E-Horse, the 2007 Mustang GT will be going for an electric vehicle world record and is set to do the 1/4 mile at Meremere dragstrip in an estimated 7.54 seconds at 202.69 miles per hour (326 kilometers per hour).
Built and managed by race experts Mitchell Race Xtreme, and supported by other New Zealand suppliers, this car aims to show off the new electric vehicle technology being developed around the world, while still being street legal so that it can be driven on a day-to-day basis.
Project Craz-E-Horse will have the latest and greatest battery technology with new brushless 8 phase DC electric motor technology producing up to 2,000 horsepower, and will be coming straight to New Zealand from USA where they have only just been launched.
Supported by electric vehicle legend John Metric (USA) and the USA National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), the project promises to be a serious contender for the world record. Metric himself has worked out the estimated performance specifications as above and has already had substantial input on the technology and set-up of the car.
CRC Speedshow managing director Ross Prevette said he’s looking forward to seeing the project evolve and believes the world can still have exciting, fast and loud racing with electric technology.
“This is an incredibly exciting project for us at CRC Speedshow. Electric technology is where the world is heading but has the unfortunate reputation of being quiet and boring. We want to change that and show just how awesome this technology can be.
“We also wouldn’t be doing this without the dedicated support of our partners, who are just as excited as we are about this project and bringing another motorsport record here to New Zealand,” Prevette said.
The car is set to be revealed at the 2017 CRC Speedshow, held this year at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on July 22 and 23. Further information including images, full specifications and history of the project can be found on Project Craz-E-Horses website: www.crazehorse.com
CRC Speesdhow wishes to thank the following companies for their input and support: Mitchell Race Xtreme, The Bling Company, Lonestar EV Racing & Performance, AWS Graphics, Racer Products, Meremere Dragway, Racetech, Kiwi Plates, Advanced Four Wheel Equipment and Neil Allport Motorsport.
More information about the 2017 CRC Speedshow and all of its features and highlights can be found on the website: www.speedshow.co.nz