Posts Tagged ‘Corvette’

World’s Fastest Street-Legal Electric Car

Oregon’s John Waylan, a/k/a “Plasma Boy,” has converted a 1972 Datsun 1200 to an all-electric vehicle, and has taken that a step further: the “White Zombie” is the world’s quickest-accelerating electric car.   On the outside, it lo0ks like an ordinary Datsun 1200, with a few racing stickers and so on, but under the hood is an entirely different story.  The conventional engine is gone.  A custom-built computer controls a surprisingly fast all-electric engine, so fast that it easily beats seemingly “fast” cars – such as Corvette and BMW M3 at Portland International Raceway’s Open Race Night.

The trunk and the back seat are filled up by sixty batteries.  The Datsun originally had 69 horsepower; now it has about 300 hp.  But the huge jump in horsepower isn’t the secret – it’s torque.  An electric engine can generate far more torque than a gas engine, and produce full torque from the first instant rather than having to work their way up to it.

John describes the engine’s sound as “like an electric drill on steroids.”

Watch the video, a news story on Oregon Public Broadcasting, to see John’s electric Datsun not only smoke past a Corvette on the race track, but also set a new world record.  Reaching over 107 mph in a quarter-mile in a fraction over 12 seconds, then later in the video he races a BMW M3 to set another world record: 11.9 seconds, then an astounding third world record in the same evening!

Here’s a quote from the Electric Car Stocks blog:

The white Zombie Datsun 1200 which was converted to an All electric car has been smoking cars that are well known for their speed! According to John Waylan also known as plasma boy, hes happy to know that he is not dependent on foreign oil and is trying to create awareness about electric vehicles by racing his car or the White Zombie against other cars known for their speed.

So far the White Zombie has proven itself to be one of the fastest street legal cars in its area!

On the first race it beets a corvette and tops 107 MPH on a quarter Mile strip in a fraction over 12 seconds! A NEW WORLD RECORD!

On the second race it beats a BMW M-3 and beats it twice in a row!

On the third race its sets another NEW WORLD RECORD in the same night @ 110 MPH on a quarter mile strip in under 12 seconds! UNBELIEVABLE! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF!

Then later in the video, he replaces the lead acid-based batteries with substantially lighter, more efficient and more powerful lithium ion batteries, to shed about 700 pounds off of the car’s total weight and simultaneously increase the power  by about 100 horsepower — to around 400 hp.  The end result: yet another new world record: the quarter mile in under 11-1/2 seconds… and not generating even one ounce of air pollution.   Amazing.

Stunning Used Corvette 2008 for Sale near Atlanta GA Crystal Red Metallic

March 29, 2010 1 comment

Another beauty has arrived at Select Luxury Cars.  You Vette fans in particular will love it! This one is a pre-owned Chevrolet Corvette coupe, a 2008 Model, with Crystal Red Metallic TintCoat paint exterior over an Ebony interior.  It has a Z51 Performance Package and this baby will fly!  It looks just as good slowly cruising down the road or even sitting in a parking lot or a showroom floor.  You can see this stunning speed demon at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060.  Or call 770-421-0070 / email to find out more.
Here’s a video slide show of this stunning used Corvette in Marietta, GA:

And now for some details:




*MSRP $52,735









2008 Chevrolet Corvette Crystal Red Metallic Front Open View

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Crystal Red Metallic Tint Coat / Ebony interior

Included Optional Equipment

    • Original Price:$1250.00
    • Details:
    • A/T
    • 6-Speed A/T
    • Auto Transmission w/Manual Override
    • 6-Speed M/T
    • M/T
    • Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
    • Original Price:$1850.00
    • Details:
    • Chrome Wheels

Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Standard Equipment

  • City 16/hwy 26 (6.2L engine/6-speed manual trans)
  • City 15/hwy 25 (6.2L engine/6-speed auto trans)
  • Roof panel, 1-piece body-color, removable
  • Headlamps, dual projector lamps, Xenon, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam, tungsten-halogen high-beam with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 18″ x 8.5″ (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19″ x 10.0″ (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear
  • Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces, includes back angle adjustment
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Console, floor, 2 covered cup holders, ashtray with cigar lighter, auxiliary power outlet and CD storage
  • Floor mats, carpeted
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
  • Instrumentation, electronic analog with Driver Information Center and 2-line display
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System, air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down
  • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm
  • Keyless Access, with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
  • Hatch release, push button open (Includes power hatch pulldown.)
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and outside temperature display
  • Air filtration system with pollen filter
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, Theftlock and auxiliary input jack. Includes (U66) 7-speaker system
  • Enhanced Acoustic Package
  • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you – coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months – no obligation (Includes hidden antenna in outside mirrors. Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit
  • Antenna, integral, hidden
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass, includes dual reading lights
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
  • Storage, with lockable glovebox, center console and 2 rear compartments with covers
  • Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces, includes back angle adjustment (Requires 1LT Preferred Equipment Group.)
  • Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces includes back angle adjustment (Requires 1LT Preferred Equipment Group.)
  • Engine, 6.2L V8 SFI (430 hp [320.6 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 424 lb-ft of torque [572.4 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual, short-throw (Includes (GU6) 3.42 axle ratio.)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip (Included and only available with (MN6) 6-speed manual transmission.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Active handling, improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
  • Traction control, all-speed
  • Engine access, rear-opening hood
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent, includes transverse composite springs
  • Tires, front P245/40ZR18 Eagle F1, extended mobility
  • Tires, rear P285/35ZR19 Eagle F1, extended mobility
  • Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum, 18″ x 8.5″ (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19″ x 10.0″ (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear
  • Steering, power, speed-sensitive, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3″ polished stainless-steel tips
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack. Includes (U66) 7-speaker system (Requires 1LT or 2LT Preferred Equipment Group.)
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack. Includes (U66) 7-speaker system (Requires 1LT or 2LT Preferred Equipment Group.)

So come by our dealership’s showroom in Marietta, or if you’re outside the Atlanta area we can arrange to have it shipped to you, just about anywhere in the world.  You can also visit our eBay Autos store.