To reduce the weight, Napolen Motorsports has made extensive use of carbon fiber to offset the 800 pounds of batteries in the Camaro. Remarkably, the EL1 only weighs 3,000 pounds, which is no small feat considering the standard Camaro isn’t exactly lightweight.
Since the Camaro EL1 doesn’t have a traditional manual gearbox, the driver won’t be able to clutch kick, which is one of the most important techniques in drifting. Luckily, Napoleon Motorsports has found a way to overcome this setback, as combining the handbrake with the immense torque of the electric powertrain will get the car sideways with ease. Obviously, the car will be silent in contrast to the excruciatingly loud combustion-powered cars it will compete against, but the sound of screeching tires should make up for it.