"Maniac Mazda" beating a gas Dodge Viper at the 1999 NEDRA National Electric Drag Races in Woodburn, Oregon.
1999 Eyewitness Video - EV Beats Dodge Viper in Drag Race
Source: Danny Ames via EVDL / YouTube
Still think electrics are slow? If so, Danny Ames posted this quarter-mile race video which just might change your mind. If you listen carefully you'll hear the announcer state the red electric car's speed of 85 MPH at the 1/8 mile mark.
The electric Rx7 was built and driven by Roderick Wilde of EV Parts fame. Ames recorded the video during a 1999 NEDRA event in Woodburn, Oregon.
We're not sure who was in the Viper but they probably don't want people to know anyway. :^)
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