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Today, automotive journalist and Fifth Gear presenter Jonny Smith picked up his Enfield 8000 Flux Capacitor electric car from our engineering facility in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.

Hyperdrive Innovation has installed three Lithium-Ion battery packs and developed a bespoke battery management system (BMS) capable of providing the car with up to 1000 horsepower.

To power the car ready for drag racing in 2015, the project utilised military cells normally designed for extreme applications, replacing the eight 12v lead acid batteries in the original road going electric car.

Hyperdrive Innovation will continue to support Jonny in testing and development working towards drag racing in 2015. As the self-titled Car Pervert, Jonny Smith is converting the 70s built Enfield 8000 into Europe’s fastest street legal electric vehicle.

Follow Jonny’s progress here