AC Propulsion Reports Winning Results with Its Tzero

February 07, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

AC Propulsion's (San Dimas, CA) Tzero recently out-accelerated a Ferrari F355, a new Corvette and a Porsche Carrera 4 in a series of impromptu 1/8-mile drag races held at the Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA.

The tzero features a 200hp, copper-rotor, ac induction motor with 183ft. lb. torque from 0rpm to 5000rpm, and 200hp from 6,000rpm to 10,000rpm. According to AC Propulsion, the tzero accelerated to 60mph in 4.1 seconds, has an efficiency equivalent of 70mpg and zero emissions.