New Formula Student World Record Set By Electric Car – 0 To 62 MPH In 1.779 Seconds – (w/video)
Records come and records go, but this one may stand for a bit. Via our friends at ElectricMotorSport, we got a report that a new Formula Student record is awaiting Guinness approval, of 0-100KPH in 1.779 seconds, (or, 0-62MPH, for you ‘muricans – well, to be precise, 62.137119 MPH), by the student team at the University of Stuttgart. On the other hand, when you’re beating the previous record by .006 seconds? It’s a tight race for sure.
The 100kW all-wheel drive vehicle designed to race in the Formula Student competitions, is powered by four motors and a 6.62kWh battery package. With a vehicle’s weight of 160 kg, the power to weight ratio is 1,6 kg/kW. That is a stunning performance in comparison with other vehicles like Formula 1 (1,0 kg/kW), Bugatti Veyron Supersport (2,08 kg/kW) and a Porsche 918 Spyder (2,50 kg/kW).
Video, you ask? But of course: