An electric car with painted flames, 192 AA batteries and a pilot looking like the Atomic Ant. That's what Panasonic used to beat the Guinness world speed record on an electric car running on standard batteries. Keep reading for details and a video of the car whizzing by.

The car raced on a 65.8mph average, reaching a top 75.8mph speed. It doesn't seem like a lot, but for a 83.7-pound 10.8-feet-long car running on standard Panasonic AA Oxyride dry cell batteries it seems quite impressive. Even while the painted flames were obviously helping to speed it up. [Impress]