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What car would you put this 1,340bhp electric motor into?
It’s time to play the crate engine game again, only this time we’ve gone green
Surely you’ve come across the crate engine game by now? We’ve played it a few times on these pages, perhaps most notably with Mopar’s 1,000bhp ‘Hellephant’ supercharged V8. It goes like this – we select the engine (usually with a ridiculous amount of power) and you suggest cars that would make a wholly inappropriate but extremely entertaining home for said engine.
This time, though, things are a little bit different. That’s because the engine in question is a new electric motor developed by an Australian company called HyperPower.
Technically known as the QFM-360-X, we prefer its other name – The HyperPower Quantum Force eMotor. Oh yeah, and it produces 1,340bhp.
HyperPower says it’s the world’s first extreme-duty performance electric motor and that its power to mass ratio is revolutionary. It also says the motor has been designed with future transport systems such as a hyperloop or electric light rail in mind.
However, fellow Australian company Top EV Racing is currently using four of the motors in its EV dragster – so plugging one into a road-going car with a load of batteries shouldn’t be too difficult, right?
Come on then, Internet – give us your best/most ridiculous car suggestions in the comments below…