Students from the University of Stuttgart have landed a Guinness World Record for the fastest acceleration from a standstill. The students set the record in a specially built EV racing car. The driver inside the small car was able to go from a standstill to 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds. The students participating in the record setting run were all part of GreenTeam at the university.
The new record topped the previous by a mere 0.006 seconds. The old record was set by a team of students from ETH Zurich. The vehicle used in the records setting sprint is a 100 kW AWD racing car designed specifically for racing in the Formula Student competitions.
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