‘Dark Horse’, A Short Documentary About a Man Trying to Break Speed Records in an Electric 1968 Mustang

“Dark Horse” is a short documentary by The Verge that follows the story of Mitch Medford as he attempts to break speed records in the Zombie 222, an all-electric converted 1968 Ford Mustang.

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.

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