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The Eliica Electric Supercar Goes 0-60 in 4 Seconds

By: Vijesh Kanwar - Published: Jan 7, 2009 • References: green.autoblog and engadget
The Eliica (which stands for Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is the brainchild of Hiroshi Shimizu. The project's goal is to test the capabilities of electric vehicles and exceed 250mph, 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 80hp electric motor. Furthermore, the Eliica has a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration speed of 4 seconds - that's better than the Tesla, a Corvette, and even a Porsche.

Two vehicles exist at the moment, each costing a total of $320,000. The team has recently announced that they intend to build 200 units and are currently looking for corporate sponsorship.