Members of the GreenTeam Formula Student group from the Stuttgart University in Germany managed to set an unofficial record: with their E0711-6, an all-electric, one-seat race car, they blitzed from 0 to 100 km/h in jaw-dropping 1.779 seconds.
We were thinking... This students' race car makes the Tesla Model S, reaching the 100 km/h mark in 2.8 seconds, kind of look like it's taking it ages, doesn't it?
The Guinness World Records is yet to officially confirm and validate this incredible achievement, but the GreenTeam definitely beat the then (November 2014) almost unbelievable acceleration record set by the students from ETH Zürich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, whose own designed and built electric racing car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.785 seconds and under 30 metres. At the time, reports stated that there are no Formula 1 cars or electric super cars meeting this performance. Previous record stood at 2.134 seconds.
Little is known about the technical specs of the E0711-6 Model, but it's supposed to weigh between 150 and 160 kilograms. Creators' website does, however, state that the drive train comes equipped with a 4-wheel drive and an insane 1200 Nm of torque. It's powered by a battery with a capacity of 6.62kWh.
The aluminum and titanium speedster is built from parts, created entirely from scratch (or modified) by the students themselves.