Daymak has revealed the world’s fastest go-kart that could go on to become the fastest accelerating EV on the planet. Is anybody mad enough to race the C5-Blast Ultimate? Probably yes.
The Canadian company’s latest low-slung rocket hits 60mph in just 1.5s, which should give the world’s fastest accelerating EV, the Grimsel, which gets to 62mph in 1.513s. Eventually, though, Daymak President Aldo Baiocchi hopes to claim an even better time.
He said: “Speed will not be an issue and we think we can even go eventually under one second 0 to 60 making it faster than any vehicle in existence.”
Forward and upward thrust
The C5-Blast gets a 10kW electric motor that’s linked to a 2,400-Wh battery for the main power source. But it also gets 12 Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) motors in total that provide 132lb of forward thrust and 212lb of upward thrust. The overall effect of the upward thrust is to make the kart handle like a 220lb flyweight.
With that much power coursing through this kart, the additional weight might provide some much-needed stability. But racers want the fastest machine they can get their hands on. This might be that machine.
“We could actually make it lighter and faster and at some point the Go Kart would start floating like the Star Wars land speeder or we could add wings and it would fly,” said Baiocchi.
That sounds like a recipe for disaster, rather than a hobby. Indeed, the kart looks like a handful on the indoor track the company used for this test.
This kart is destined for the larger outdoor circuits, though, and could eventually take over from the fearsome 160mph Superkarts that come with a 250cc petrol engine and more than 100bhp.