Saturday October 01, 2016

900-HP Electric Van Smokes Ferrari And Nissan GT-R

It’s not a looker, but it’s pretty darn fast. The "Edna" is a Mercedes-Benz Metris van that features a 900-horsepower electric drivetrain and does 0 to 60 in 2.76 seconds.

Named "Edna" by the engineers at Atieva, the Metris van carries an 87-kWh battery, and sends all 900 of those horses through an all-wheel-drive system. When it was first introduced, Edna could get to sixty in a mere three seconds, but after some upgrades, now does it in a scant 2.76 seconds. Needless to say, this isn't your normal work van. When lined up against the likes of the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Nissan GT-R, Edna has no trouble smoking both in the quarter-mile. Even when lined up against a Tesla Model S, a car famous for its acceleration times, Edna's able to keep up.