University of Stuttgart students set 0-100 kph world record: Video
Green Team Formula Student electric single seat race car built by University of Stuttgart students not only passed the acceleration test ahead of its final race but has also managed to set a 0-100 kph acceleration world record with a scintillating time of 1.779 seconds. The team bettered the previous record by 0.006 seconds.
The record was achieved by a 136 hp (100 KW) formula racing machine with all-wheel drive capability. The car was built to compete in the Formula Student championship.
The in-house developed and built single seater is powered by four electric motors (one at each wheel) which derive electricity from a 6.62 KWh battery pack. Weighing a paltry 160 kg, the racing equipment has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.6 kg/KW which is better than the mighty Bugatti Veyron (2.08 kg/KW) and Porsche 918 Spyder (2.5 kg/KW).
While the record is still not official yet, it is expected to be validated by Guinness Book of World Records next week. The achievement adds yet another feather to the famed German university’s hat. With auto giants Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Robert Bosch having their global HQs at Stuttgart, the university dishes out exceptional talent pool for the industry every year.
Since the battery pack and motors are standard for all Formula Student teams, performance is squeezed out by working on reducing weight, maximizing traction and optimizing aerodynamics.
Green Team Formula Student 0-100 kph world record – Video