Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Car sets pace for a green ‘revolution’

Lord Drayson celebrates after his hypercar broke the world speed record for electrically-powered vehicles

Lord Drayson celebrates after his hypercar broke the world speed record for electrically-powered vehicles
Lord Drayson’s hypercar, which broke the world speed record for electrically-powered vehicles

AN Oxfordshire-based motorsport science company has broken the world electric land speed record with its “hypercar”.

The car, developed by Drayson Racing Technologies and driven by Lord Paul Drayson, achieved an average speed of 204.2mph over two runs at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, smashing the previous record of 175mph.

Lord Drayson, who is an ex-Government science minister and founder of Drayson Racing Technologies, based in Kidlington, said: “We’ve shown that we are a world-beating company.

“It’s been such an exciting experience, I’m still buzzing. I think it’s going to take some time to set in.

“At one point it was close, because the timing system wasn’t working properly and we had to make the attempt twice.

“We had one more chance before it was going to get too dark and we did it.”

The hypercar was developed at the company’s headquarters at the Chancerygate Business Centre in Langford Lane, Kidlington.

Lord Drayson said the car’s record was important for the business and for Oxfordshire’s motorsport industry.

“All of the new technology in the car was developed in Oxfordshire,” he explained. “There is such a wealth of resources and expertise in the area, with great institutions like the university and Motorsport Valley – it’s a great community.
More oxfordtimes.co.uk

Share

Leave a Reply