John W: When will we hear about White Zombie hitting the track with the new chassis mod’s and battery pack.
(1) We’ve been ‘very’ busy here at the Wayland EV Juice Bar! Had an LA/Hollywood film crew here last week and the assembled Plasma Boy crew, and about 20 people milling around – shades of the Wayland Invite summer days! Can’t say too much more about what’s in store, other than it’s been in the works for one year on the 30th of this month.
(2) The Heavy Metal Garden Tractor just received a make-over, including a battery pack swap, and a fortified sound system backed by a 1 Farad cap to stiffen up the power supply to the subwoofer amp…the bass is back!
(3) I’m happy to announce the return of the Wayland Invitational series…this year being #5! The EVent is at this point, only penciled-in for the weekend of July 17th & 18th, pending PIR schedule approval and NEDRA board’s sanctioning of the races. A swarm of media coverage is likely, and I’m hoping to assemble another Tesla group.
(4) The Zombie has been being prepped for the past several months, and is shaping up to be quite a potent machine. A more aggressive stance with aggressive wheels and tires, Wilwood disc brakes at all four corners, a strengthened chassis, and the very powerful 355V, 2400 amp, 22.7 kWh Kokam LiPol battery pack are all new for this year. Testing of cells in the Wayland EV Laboratory have proved they easily deliver their rated ahr capacity, and power tests so far show the cells make BIG amps! At 400 lbs. lighter, more rubber in back on 15 X 8 rims (twice the width of the stock 1200 wheels), and enough battery power to send fully feed the Zilla and send the Siamese 8 into the 400+ hp territory (at 1/2 pack power level) the pumped-up Zombie should blast into the 10s leaving the 11s far behind…0-60 in an est. 2.5 seconds, with 110-120 miles of real street range per charge!
Once the 10s are in hand, we’ve got more tricks up our sleeves…hint – there’s a 2nd Z2K on the shelf, a Siamese 9 lurks close by, and the Kokams are capable of supplying the amps!
See Ya…John Wayland