University of Stuttgart students have managed to set a new best time in the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration. The Green Team Formula Student participants managed to sprint in 1.779 seconds from standstill to 100 km/h, beating the previous record by 0.006 seconds.
This impressive result was achieved thanks to a 136 horsepower all-wheel drive fully electric vehicle that will be used in the Formula Student competitions.
The car has four electric motors and a 6.62 kWh battery pack. In total, the car weights 160 kilograms and the power to weight ratio is 1.6 g/kW. As a reminder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a power to weight ratio of 2.08 kg/kW while the Porsche 918 Spyder has 2.5 kg/kW.
For the moment the record is still unofficial and it will be confirmed or not by the Guinness World Records in the coming weeks.