November 7, 2005 It’s not that long ago that we wrote up the eight wheeled KAZ (Keio Advanced Zero-Emission Vehicle) which set the world speed record for an electric car at 311km/h and we were mightily impressed. But things have moved quickly at Keio University and Professor Hiroshi Shimizu and the team have now developed the next generation of the KAZ, which is named the Eliica (Electric Lithium-Ion Car). Last year the Eliica reached a top speed of 370 km/h at the Nardo test track in Italy, and the team’s goal is to beat the top speed of the world’s fastest production car (the Bugatti Veyron) and build a limited run of 200 production units, therefore becoming not just the fastest electric car in the world, but the fastest production car.
Read the full article: What's got eight wheels, does 370 km/h and doesn't use gasoline? The Eliica!