Hmm, not quite. The answer to the when question was always that we had no clue as we'd not done one of these before but we always knew why.In the Speed Record World the 'why?' question is normally dealt with in the same way as a 'when?' question in restoring a blue boat.
But just why slap a ton of batteries into an off the shelf speedboat and take it to what's a modest speed at best? And all that waffle about Williams engineering. Their F1 team is in tatters and their track record with energy efficient propulsion isn't exactly stellar either. All that time they messed with flywheel energy storage then finally had to flog it off at a loss to GKN who, if they've done amazing things with it since, haven't had a lot to say about it.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/new ... o-GKN.html
Yet another case of the emperor having no trousers to go with his new clothes. And as for cycle-boy, all he needs is a more powerful Porsche Cayenne, or whatever it was, with an 8x4 sheet of inch ply strapped to its arse and he can go as fast as he likes.
This bloke is a true hero of mine...