The automobile sector is aggressively developing and designing electric vehicles (EVs) to cut carbon emission in the environment. It has led some of the biggest names in the auto industry to offer the best electric vehicles.
A Canadian firm, Daymak has taken this further and built an electric Go-Kart with the moniker C5-Blast Ultimate and could arguably be the world's fastest Go-Kart. The company claims the Go-Kart is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 1.5 seconds.
The Daymak C5-Blast Ultimate employs a fan propulsion system providing both a forward thrust and helping lift the kart up, reducing its weight.
Currently, the fastest accelerating EV in the world is Grimsel, which reaches 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds, but it looks like Daymak wants to claim the title. The C5-Blast Ultimate's power comes from a 10-kW brushless electric motor supported by a 2,400-Wh lithium-ion battery, but that isn't the only thing helping it sprint off the line.
Besides, the driver is flanked by are four Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) motors that produce 60kg of forwarding push; while eight more engines are installed in the bodywork producing 96kg of upwards thrust. As per the company, the Go-Kart weighing 200kg performs as if it weighs just 100kg.
The base variant, which lacks the EDF system, will hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds for US$9,999 (Rs 6.40 lakh), while the Ultimate model will retail at $59,999 (Rs 38.40 lakh).
"We could actually make it lighter and faster, and at some point, the Go Kart would start floating like the Star Wars land speeder, or we could add wings, and it would fly," says Aldo Baiocchi, President of Daymak. "Speed will not be an issue, and we think we can even go eventually under one second 0 to 60mph making it faster than any vehicle in existence."
"If you want to go faster, call us," Baiocchi summarises with an excited smile. "We can make your car fly!"