Students at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed the world's fastest car

The 100kW all-wheel drive vehicle named E0711-5 accelerates from 0 to 60mph(100km/h) in just 1.779 seconds and leaves Formula One race car drag behind the track.

8/20/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

It comes as no surprise that electric vehicles are fast as hell (especially these top-notch vehicles from top-tier manufacturers), but this racing car really stand out.

Why?

Well, let’s say because it has so many horses under the hood, that it can leave such vehicles as Toroidion 1MW (1341 HP), Koenigsegg Regera (1500 HP), Rimac Concept One (1,088HP) and some other drag behind the list.

This crazy “chariot” accelerates from o to 60 mph (100km/h) in just 1.779 seconds –insane number, isn’t it?

And while some of you might be thinking about how it feels to hit the pedal to the metal and what will happen to your entrails after that, I’ll give you some more details on this supercar.

 E0711-5  

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The GreenTeam Formula Student electric racing car E0711-5(strange name for the car, isn’t it?) accelerated from 0 to 60 mph (100km/h) in 1.779 seconds, smashing the previous record by 0.006 seconds.

This made the vehicle, developed by engineers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, faster than a Formula One racing car or the world's fastest road car the Bugatti Veryon (watch the video below).

 

The 100kW vehicle is powered by four motors and a 6.62kWh battery. It achieved 100km/h in just 25 meters.

Under the hood

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).

Constructing the car

The car has been developed by 40 students at the University of Stuttgart to help them compete at the Formula Student Electric competition which challenges students to build a single seat race car to compete against teams from around the world.

The competition is due to be held in Hockenheim in Germany later this summer. 

Last year a group of Swiss engineers managed to break the world acceleration record from a standstill with their vehicle, called Grimsel, which achieved it in 1.785 seconds.

 

The vehicle, which weighed just 168kg, managed to hit 60mph (100km/h) within 30 meters.

However, the Green Team vehicle has now managed to break their record during tests, using new battery technology and carbon fiber composite materials to reduce the weight of their car.

Their vehicle boats a sophisticated suspension, all-wheel drive, electric and mechanic braking and a full-body aerodynamics package.

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The team has used the latest battery technology and composite materials to reduce the weight of their car, allowing them to shave 0.006 seconds off the previous world record 

Their vehicle produces a power to weight ratio of 1.6kg/kW.

Weight of the driver means a lot

Benedikt Bauersachs, the technical project manager with the GreenTeam, said choosing the right driver had also been an important part of breaking the new record.

That’s what he said on that: “the driver has to be light and have the cars at this extreme acceleration under control. To reach the speed, we only need 25 meters and get a force of 1.8 G. That is almost twice the force of a free fall.”

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Setting a new record

After several attempts, driver Priska Schmid, a student at the university, set the record time during tests at the Jade Weser Airport in North West Germany.
The time still has to be officially verified by the Guinness Book for Records, but if confirmed it will make it the fastest acceleration of an electric car ever achieved.
Posting on the team's website, they said: “After a hard day we made the final time of 1,779 s from 0-100 km/h, which is, after evaluation of Guinness World Records, the fastest acceleration of an electric car.”

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Driver Prisca Schmid, 22, added: “The acceleration feels like a rollercoaster, except that you can control it”. 

Lothar Bloschies, the spokesman for the team, said: “We were very happy, when we finally broke the record in last minute. The team worked together just perfectly, and we wouldn’t have come this far without that teamwork.”

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Production 

I presume that there might be a lot of potential customers with deep pockets that would like to have such vehicle for them.

Just imagine how it would be cool to be the owner of the fastest car in the world.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem “that tiny devil on wheels” will go into production.

The vehicle simply won’t meet road legislations and you won’t be allowed to drive this beauty.

However, if something will change, we will let you know.

Even putting this beauty in your covered garage might give you tons of reasons to show off.

 

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