In June 2013 Lord Paul Dryson drove his Lola B12/69 racing EV to break the 200 Mph speed barrier, on the Elvington airport tarmac, topping the previous land speed record for sub-1000 kg Electric Vehicles, which had been standing for forty years, by about 30 Mph, reaching 204.2 Mph (328.6 km/h). Such EV model also broke other FIA sanctioned land speed records, such as the quarter mile speed, and later broke the 333 km/h limit on the straight km as well.
The prototype stemmed from a Le Mans B10 Lola, whose drive train, electrical and electronics were totally replaced, and whose positioning and cooling was a major technical challenge. Lord Dryson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.
Motor: Flat-6 20.5K 11/28
Front tires: 17.3 x 8
Rear tires: 17.3 x 10