At the Zandvoort motorsport circuit in Holland, IM/e will make its debut during the track's annual Pinksterraces (June 3 & 4) and prove that it really is the world's fastest fully-electric racing car.


The young Dutch racing team inMotion, packed mostly with students from Eindhoven University of Technology and Fontys University of Applied Sciences, will take their IM/e and try to break the circuit's current electric car record of 2:04.52 minutes. The IM/e fully electric racing car was already officially introduced at the family days at the Zandvoort Circuit Park with the Dutch F1 star Max Verstappen also attending as a special guest.

The student team used the already tested Bio-ethanol racecar, the Formula Bio, as the basis of the new electric racer. Instead of featuring an internal combustion engine, the new IM/e's powertrain now consists of a 550 bhp pair of high power electric motors, using a 200 kg battery pack as their source of energy. The total weight of the car including the battery is 650 kg. IM/e reportedly displays better performance than Formula E, as it's capable of reaching 0-100 kph within 3 seconds and reach speeds of up to 280kph - also thanks to Khumo racing tyres.

But this is not all the Dutch students have up their sleeve! They are also working on an 1100-plus horsepower hybrid sports racing car, hoping to break the Nürburgring Nordschleife record of 6:11:13 minutes and then also try their luck in the Garage 56 class of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race. Their hybrid racing car is all set to outperform a current F1 car and at the same time consume less than half the amount of fuel.

May 23, 2017 Driving photo: Kumho

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