Other than pro-dragsters, nothing can really beat the instant torque and power delivery of an electric motor. That's why Teslas are so damn quick off the line, and that's why McLaren can work on an electric Ultimate Series model. Currently, the world's coolest electric drag car is arguably Jonny Smith's Enfield 8000, which can do a 9.86-second quarter mile run, or better.
That car is great not only because it's a proper all-aluminum Enfield, but also because it remains completely street legal. Now, in Denmark, electric drag racing team True Cousins has no intention of getting groceries with their TC-X prototype. Despite it technically being a full-bodied car.
What they did instead is beat their own 1/8 mile record, which used to be 5.129 seconds at 137.8. The new figure is 4.8968 seconds at 144.8 mph, verified with a backup run at Malmö Raceway in Sweden.
It's a badass looking thing straight out of your favorite sci-fi B-movie.