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This tiny 70s British electric vehicle smashes world speed record

A TINY British electric vehicle from the 1970s has become the world’s quickest street legal EV in the hands of motoring journalist and serial car modifier Jonny Smith.

The Enfield 8000, a forgotten city car built on the Isle of Wight in the oil crisis era, stormed through the quarter-mile sprint at Santa Pod on Saturday in a record-smashing 9.86 seconds at an average 121mph.

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