Hey, motorheads, need more RPMs in your life? Well, look no farther than Stamford, where RPM Raceway recently launched its sixth location. The new 90,000 sq. ft. kart-racing-and-entertainment facility on West Avenue features electric Italian-made karts attacking quarter-mile tracks at speeds of 45 mph or more. If that doesn’t sound like your speed, perhaps you’ll enjoy the 14-lane bowling alley, multiplayer virtual-reality experience, and/or state-of-the-art arcade.
Event rooms at the racetrack let you assemble for private parties, corporate team-building events — or even competitive races. So whether you identify more with Mario Andretti or Mario Kart, you can put your skills to the test by joining a year-round racing league. RPM Stamford raceway is slated to open in the first half of 2018 and is open to drivers in three categories: Juniors (6+), Unlicensed (12-17, at least 4’10”), and (licensed) Adults. (www.rpmraceway.com).
Top Speed: 45 mph
Weight: 550 lbs
Horsepower: equivalent to 20 hp gas engine
Power source: electric
Battery type: (4) 12-V deep-cycle marine batteries, connected in series for a 48-V system
Country of Manufacture: Italy (designed to simulate Formula-circuit racecars)