Tesla smokes on the sidelines: Mythen electric car breaks Guinness World Record for acceleration speed. Video.
The Academic Motorsport Club of Zurich (AMZ), which consists of science students from ETH Zurich and the University of Lucerne, has developed a single-seater battery-powered car called Mythen. This car can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in less than a second, or 0.956 seconds to be exact.
The record time, which easily surpassed the previous mark, was even listed in the Guinness Book of Records. This was reported by ETH Zurich.
The record was set at the Swiss Innovation Park in Dubendorf. During the test drive, the Mythen, driven by Kate Maggetti, accelerated from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 0.956 seconds, and it took only 12.3 meters to achieve this.
This time easily beat the previous student record of 1.461 seconds, which was set by another electric vehicle developed by a team from the University of Stuttgart last September.
Mythen was designed and built with the goal of setting a new acceleration record. Equipped with four electric motors, it develops a power output of 322 hp, but what is really impressive is that the car weighs only 140 kg. As a result, the power-to-weight ratio is somewhere in the region of 2,300 hp per ton.
All of Myten's components, from the printed circuit boards to the chassis and battery, were designed by the students themselves and optimized for their functions. Thanks to the use of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum honeycombs, the race car weighs very little.
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