Citroen Survolt Vs Agni Z2

Citroen Survolt vs Agni Z2 photo
The fight between cars and bikes went epic today, with the first race between an electric racecar and electric superbike taking place at the Thruxton circuit. Specifically, the Citroen Survolt concept and an Agni Z2 went head-to-head, in the hands of two professional female racers – Vanina Ickx and Jenny Tinmouth.

Piloting Survolt was Vanina Ickx, Le Mans Series and Touring Car racing driver and daughter of former Formula One driver Jacky Ickx.  Riding the Agni Z2 was Jenny Tinmouth, the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course and championship leader in the 2010 TTXGP.

“This was a fantastic experience – the first electric duel of its type.  The lack of engine noise made it a very interesting challenge. Normally you have an idea where your opponent is by their sound, but with electric vehicles it’s so much quieter – a new racing dynamic.  I had a lot of fun and I’m thrilled to have been part of this unique track event,” stated Vanina Ickx.

Specially developed with compact dimensions and a light-weight frame (1.15 tonnes) to suit the race track, Survolt features a tubular chassis, flat underside with extractor and full carbon bodywork, all combining to make a genuine emissions-free, electric racing car.

Propelled by two electric motors with a combined power of 300 bhp from 0 to 5,000 rpm, Survolt is capable of achieving a top speed of 260km/h (162 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of under five seconds.

Powered by 80 battery packs and weighing 220kg (485 lbs), the Agni Z2’s 65hp all-electric drivetrain delivers a 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) time of around 3.5 seconds with a top speed of just over 210 km/h (130 mph).

The video of Survolt vs. the Agni Z2 can be watched below:

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