9. Renovo Coupe
It’s hard to imagine that in 1964 Shelby employee and Art Center graduate Pete Brock would be designing a car for the ages. It was simply to be a more slippery version of the Cobra in order to better compete against the Ferrari GTO. Six cars were built originally, but now hundred of replicas exist today. One is the Renovo Coupe and EV that’s actually built on a Shelby chassis with the company’s full blessings. The electric motor produces more than 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, knocking at 60’s door in a mere 3.4 seconds.
8. Drayson Racing Lola B12/69
Drayson racing technologies has become a leader in the development and sales of the componentry required to power a race car by electricity. In order to demonstrate their capabilities they took their 2010 Le Mans Prototype (LMP) Lola race car, which had been powered by a 5.5 liter bio-fueled V10 engine and converted it to pure electric drive. The company says the motor is good for 850 horsepower, and should be able to hit 60 in around 3 seconds (note that comparatively higher gearing is the root of these road racing cars have less impressive 0 – 60 times than their drag racing counterparts) and 100 miles per hour in just over 5 seconds.