EV track days are more popular than those of petrol supercars

    This was the conclusion of the report done by TrackDays.co.uk.

    Research conducted by TrackDays.co.uk has shown that bookings for driving electric supercars on the track have been outpacing those of conventional supercars with internal combustion engines.

    For example, bookings for the Tesla Model S ‘Ludicrous’ P90D - which can do 0-60 in 2.6sec - have grown by 10% in the last 3 months. Similarly, bookings for the similarly-fast BMW i8 have risen by 20% over a similar period.

    This announcement comes after the arrival of the fastest accelerating car on the planet: the electric hypercar Aspark Owl, which can do 0-60 in just 1.72sec.

    Operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk Dan Jones commented on these figures, “Whether it’s on the road or on the track, there’s no stopping the EV charge.”

    I think that this takeover of super-fast EVs was predicted back in the early 2010s when we got the electric Mercedes SLS with a bright green visibility jacket as its body, so I don’t think anyone should be surprised that super-fast EVs are incredibly popular.

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    • EV’s are point and squirt cars, people booking them are usually people who don’t care so much about corners (tackle slowly) and the floor it for that sudden rush.

      The only one with credibility is the Taycan but give it a few years and watch them get better in all disciplines. The only drawback will then be range.

        1 month ago
      • Why? EVs can distribute weight lower and position balance precisely. ICEs have big metal lumps of unavoidable minimum size and weights (unless you go rotary, when those sizes and weights reduce a lot). If Colin Chapman was still around,...

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          1 month ago
      • Plenty of ICE cars do 50/50 or near 50/50 weight distribution so that’s not a fair argument additionally all ev’s weigh more than their petrol equivalents and the reason they get off the line straight away is down to two fundamentals, weight...

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          1 month ago
    • The only problem is that you'll need a truck to carry your EV. (Unless you can wait several hours to recharge)

        29 days ago
    • Very nice. But I prefer petrol cars on the track because they feel more intense.

        1 month ago
    • Of course it's the uk, one of the most narrow-minded and biased country against the ICE.

      Also, is that data referring towards rented track cars or private cars? Because if it is about rented cars, well, way to manipulate the data and it's interpretation there!

      Of course they can be more popular they are the novelty and people want to try them, it also helps that the rest of available cars for rent are less interesting or just less in numbers, that's how easily this can be manipulated

        1 month ago
    • EVs sucks

        29 days ago

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