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White Zombie: Worlds Fastest Street Legal Electric Car

John Whalen’s 1972 Datsun 1200 is powered by 60 lead-acid batteries in his trunk and back seat. In a quarter mile, he can hit speeds of 107 miles per hour in less than 12 seconds. In this OPB special you see Whalen and his “White Zombie” whip up on muscle cars at the dragstrip. Towards the end you see him set world records after he is loaned A123 Systems lithium ion batteries, increasing horsepower and lightening the car by 700 pounds.