We've come across news of the Wrightspeed X1, essentially a fully electric Ariel Atom that can put most supercars to shame. The lightweight roadster uses a 3-phase AC induction motor with 236hp.

One of our favorite characteristics of electric cars is that they have 100% torque (182 ft. lbs) available from standstill so you get the performance kick of a horse. To charge it, you simply plug it in to mains and wait a couple of hours for a range of 100 miles.

With weight kept down to around 1,500 pounds and that kind of performance, the X1 makes for a very serious track car.


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