Citroen SURVOLT vs Agni Z2 - world's first electric showdown
World's first head-to-head duel between all-electric racecar and electric superbike was just held at the Thruxton race circuit. The eco-friendly rides – Citroen Survolt concept and Agni Z2 – was entrusted in the hands of two professional female racers – Vanina Ickx and Jenny Tinmouth – demonstrating ultimate speed, agility and performance.
The stunningly shaped Citroen Survolt was piloted by Vanina Ickx – Le Mans Series and Touring Car racing driver and daughter of Formula One driver, Jacky Ickx.
The Agni Z2 was driven by Jenny Tinmouth, the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT course and championship leader in the 2010 TTXGP.
Vanina Ickx shared: "This was a fantastic experience – the first electric duel of its type. The lack of engine noise made it a very interesting challenge. Normally you have an idea where your opponent is by their sound, but with electric vehicles it's so much quieter – a new racing dynamic. I had a lot of fun and I'm thrilled to have been part of this unique track event."
The Citroen Survolt represents an exclusively engineered electric racing car that benefits from exceptional styling, compact dimensions, light-weight frame (1.15 tonnes), full carbon bodywork, a tubular chassis, as well as a flat underside with extractor. Powered by two electric motors, the emissions-free sports vehicle is capable to top the astonishing 300 horsepower from 0 to 5,000 revs. It also estimates time for the classic sprint 0-100 km/h of under five seconds, before reaching its Vmax of 260 km/h (162mph).
The Agni Z2 is driven by a 65 horsepower all-electric drivetrain and weights only 220 kg. Its 0-100 km/h time lasts approximately 3.5 seconds, while its top speed is 210 km/h.