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When you think of the fastest car in the world, one name which obviously comes to your mind is Bugatti Veyron. This car, with a top speed of 267 mph, comes with 16 cylinder engine that enables it to sprint from 0 to 60mph in 2.5 seconds. It is, indeed, hard for any vehicle to beat this record.
However, its sister car, Volkswagen Beetle, that has been converted to run on electricity, has gone beyond it achieving 0-60mph sprint in just 1.6 seconds. Meaning, it outshines Bugatti’s sprint time by 0.9 seconds. Yes folks, you heard it right. This converted VW Beelte which is named as “Black Current’, managed to make mighty Veyron bite dust!
Two brothers, Sam Young and Olly Young (in the above picture), from Berkshire, in UK, designed as well as built this electric car from a
VW Beetel and a milk float. The two brothers who were sponsored by a local pub, used 60 12-volt motorbike batteries, mounted under its front bonnet, to power the vehicle. They come out as winners and proved that an electric car can travel at the fastest speed without polluting the environment a wee bit. Looks like they really accomplished what they set out to!
Impressed after hearing an electric car beat the Veyron? Well, you will be even more impressed with the next part of this story. This electric car is a cross between a 1965 VW Beetle and it even has parts from a milk float! Who would ever imagine a car with parts from a milk float reaching 60 mph in 1.6 seconds! Amazing, isn't it? If you don't believe it, check out the video after the jump.