Last week I asked what is this car?
It was the Japanese Eliica – the eight wheeled electric car. A team of engineers at Keio University in Japan designed the 8-wheeled Electric lithium-ion vehicle named as Eliica, which has a range of 320 kays and can hit speeds of up to 370 kph! The Eliica (which stands for Electric Lithium-Ion Car) was the brainchild of Hiroshi Shimizu.
The project’s goal is to test the capabilities of electric vehicles and exceed 400 kph, the current record for a street-legal gas powered vehicle.
The car’s most notable feature is the fact that it has 8 wheels, each of which houses an 80 hp electric motor. Furthermore, the Eliica has a 0-100 km/h acceleration speed of 4 seconds – that’s better than the Tesla, a Corvette, and even a Porsche. It costs around $320,000.
So to this week! In May 1986 there was a historic motoring event in the USA. What was it?
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