Considering the Wrightspeed X1, in essence an electric-powered Ariel Atom, weighs a buck-o-nothing, and that it has a high-torque, high kilowattage electric motor that's already been proven in other electric supercars, its performance is not altogether surprising. It's just the matter of degree to which it dusts a Ferrari F430 and a Porsche Carrera GT. An 11-second quarter-mile? Golf cart, please. [Thanks to Tobin for the tip.]


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