Westfield readying electric iRacer

Westfield readying electric iRacer

Westfield iRacer fq1

British company Westfield that still builds and sells a version of the timeless Lotus 7, has announced plans to offer a fully electric sportscar called the iRacer that it will race in the new EV Cup. As you’d expect from any racer, the car appears to be as minimalist as possible — with a claimed weight of just 590kg — with minimal bodywork and four wide tyres occupying each corner.

Inside and underneath the tubular chassis are 200kg of lithium iron phosphate batteries, which Westfield says offer a 88km range under racing conditions. A pair of Oxford Yasa electric motors drive the rear wheels independently and put out over 730 pound-feet of torque.

Performance figures are suitably brisk, with the sprint to 100kph taking under five seconds with a governed top speed of 177 kph.

Westfield iRacer fq1

British company Westfield that still builds and sells a version of the timeless Lotus 7, has announced plans to offer a fully electric sportscar called the iRacer that it will race in the new EV Cup. As you’d expect from any racer, the car appears to be as minimalist as possible — with a claimed weight of just 590kg — with minimal bodywork and four wide tyres occupying each corner.

Inside and underneath the tubular chassis are 200kg of lithium iron phosphate batteries, which Westfield says offer a 88km range under racing conditions. A pair of Oxford Yasa electric motors drive the rear wheels independently and put out over 730 pound-feet of torque.

Performance figures are suitably brisk, with the sprint to 100kph taking under five seconds with a governed top speed of 177 kph.

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