You would be forgiven for thinking that the world's quickest car is one of the world's supercars, but in fact it's a converted 1968 Mustang with an electric engine that has between 750 and 1000bhp and 1,800 pounds of torque. Which means it can do 0–60 in 2.4 seconds.
The car is called the Zombie 222 and is built by Blood Shed Motors, founded by Mitch Medford, who says they make the world's only "Super Electric Muscle Cars."
If The Walking Dead crew could have their choice of rides to get them where they need to go in the zombie apocalypse then i'm sure this would be at the top of their list.
The Verge recently profiled the company and got to test out the vehicle. Here's what they say about it:
Tapping an array of giant motors, controllers, and batteries — cast in a fluorescent green with blue LEDs for effect — the Zombie 222 produces over 800 horsepower and a mind-numbing 1,800 pounds of torque. Those numbers translate into a 0–60 time of just 2.4 seconds, a remarkable eighth-mile time of 6.8 seconds at 101 mph and an estimated quarter-mile time of 10.7 seconds at 125 mph.
But forget numbers: smash the accelerator of the Zombie 222, and you can feel your internal organs abandon their rightful homes and fly against the back of your rib cage. That kind of acceleration will make a 5’11", 245-pound cameraman giggle like a little boy riding his first roller coaster. That’s not hyperbole — I’ve seen it happen.
It's weird, but when you think 'muscle car' you subconsciously connect it with a hulking V8 engine and a classic exhaust growl and engine whine, not total silence as it speeds past you.
But it's definitely something you could get used to if you owned a car like this. Beautiful.