How two British brothers built this 6500hp V8 killing EV Beetle drag car

From The Late Brake Show.

How two British brothers built this 6500hp V8 killing EV Beetle drag car. Owners, builders, drivers and brothers Olly and Sam Young broken many world records in electric drag racing, but after a finish line 140mph crash in their classic 1965 Beetle, they decided to not quit – but instead build a newer, faster EV drag VW. The Young brothers were instrumental in influencing and helping Jonny with his Flux Capacitor street legal EV drag car, so he was fortunate enough to get the exclusive on their new project car as it shook-down on track for the first time.

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This is Black Current 4, then. Formally a 2013 mk2 New Beetle and now a full carbonfibre bodied, tube chassis 800v electric monster. Power? 6500hp at the wheels @ 5,500 rpm. Torque = 8692 Nm at the wheels. This has the potential to become the world’s fastest EV, and knowing the Young boys it will RIP.

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CHAPTERS
0:00 V8s
0:45 Intro
1:21 Meet Black Current 4
2:20 20 years of EV Beetle racing
4:40 Fire up lane variety
5:15 First ever run nerves
7:57 FIRST EVER RUN
8:19 What’s it like to drive?
9:45 FULL BUILD TOUR
10:42 POWER STATS
11:26 MOTOR STATS
12:50 BATTERY PACK
14:28 Street legal?
16:00 The BIG CRASH
17:32 Jonny’s drag car
20:45 Outro

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