We have heard over and over again that electric cars have immense torque figures that blasting off from a standstill takes almost no effort at all. The Tesla S P85D for example goes from zerotohundred in around 3.1 seconds, and that is mightily impressive as it puts it close to cars like the Lamborghini Aventador which does it in 2.8 seconds. But can they ever go any faster than that?
To prove such point, a group of students from the University of Stuttgart, Germany had just came up with an amazing creation that will put all zerotohundred timings to shame. The Porsche 918 Spyder could post up a 2.5 seconds while the Ariel Atom 3.0-liter V8 buries your eyeballs deep at the back of your head at 2.3.
But the machine that team Green Team Formula had come up with does it in an astonishing 1.779 seconds, putting even Porsche’s crown jewel far behind. And how is such figure possible to reach? For starters, this fully-electric vehicle is fitted with all-wheel drive and the torque from the four electric motors is instantly sent to all four wheels. Couple that up with a curb weight of only 160kg and you get yourself an electrifying rocket ship.
And another impressive figure on this car is that it does not have a Veyron-like output to achieve such acceleration. It only has a total output of 134-horsepower to do the job and gets its juice from a 6.62kWh battery pack.