There are many cars in this world that have been converted from internal combustion to electric power. Whether it’s homebuilt vintage sports cars with tiny trunks filled to the brim with lead-acid cells, the latest battery-powered variants of normal cars currently being offered by the OEMs (e.g. Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e and Honda Fit EV), or something else, electric cars and trucks riding on non-dedicated platforms aren’t exactly rare. You even see ex-gas burner racecars every once in a while.
Of course, no converted-to-electricity racecar is nearly as extreme as this Lola LMP1 coupe. Built and owned by former British parliament member Paul Drayson and his team, Drayson Racing, this green-in-more-ways-than-one sports prototype kicks out 850 horsepower and, ahem, 2,950 lb.-ft of torque. Oh, and it weighs just under 2,200 lb. So it should be absurdly fast, and as Chris Harris found out after driving it, it is. We (and Chris) just wish it wasn’t so…quiet. The lack of noise means this car manages to be bland and freaky at the same time.