Watch The World's Fastest Electric Go-Kart

If you ever wanted to see a man in a go-kart hit close to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, then you've come to the right place.

The Linde E1, built by "warehouse truck" company Linde Material Handling, uses an engine from a forklift and was constructed purely for record-breaking purposes. It weighs 160kg without the driver and the engine can put out 150nm (Newton metres) of torque. A lithium-ion battery, rated for 96V and a peak output of 50kW, powers the thing. The maximum speed is around 120km/h, but I can't imagine anyone still being inside the kart at this speed!

The clip itself was recorded in Oschersleben, Germany, on April 24 2010, but it doesn't look like anyone (well, us) caught wind of it until recently. So watch and enjoy.

[World Class Academy, via TechAU]

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