Converting a Mazda Miata into an electric dragster may be considered sacrilege in certain circles, but when it spanks a Model S in a drag race and runs the quarter-mile nearly a half-second quicker than a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, that should be enough to quell the haters.


With a 333-volt lithium-ion battery pack powering a pair of forklift motors at each rear wheel, the electric MX-5 managed to improve on its 9.61-second quarter-mile time from last October, clocking a 9.27-second run at 142 mph. Compare that to the Tesla, which came in at 12.72 seconds at 102 mph, or the Veyron SS at 9.6 seconds, and Miata is the answer to everything – electric or not.


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