An all-electric sports car, developed by students from Switzerland has set a new record for acceleration, putting many sports cars to shame.
The car accelerated to 100 km/h mark from stand still in a matter of just 1.78 seconds, smashing the previous record of 2.13 seconds.
This record was set by students from the ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, who designed and built the vehicle themselves.
The car, named ‘grimsel' was tested at the military airfield in Dubendorf, where the car accelerated to 100 km/h in just 30 meters.
The car, made out of carbon-fibre weighs only 168 kgs, produces 200 hp, and was designed and built by a group of 30 students, which took them less than a year.
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Grimsel, uses four-wheel drive technology, with four purpose designed wheel hub motors, which churn out a total torque of 1630 Nm at the wheels.
The traction control system controls torque distribution for each wheel to increase the vehicle's acceleration.
The previous car that held the record was built by Delft University of Technology, until Grimsel snatched it away.