Official World Records are cool, they help motivate people to do better and some even help advance technology, and those ones are the best because the whole world can often benefit in some way. This new record is one of those because while it’s all about electric vehicles and performance, the data will help with the way batteries are used and produced, among other things. The GreenTeam, comprised of 20 students from the University of Stuttgart, has been playing with EVs and have based a lot of their time on performance, in particular the 0-100 km/h time. The GreenTeam concentrated on power to weight which is why the E0711-11 EVO car is so small, weighing in at a mere 145 kg but having 247 hp of instant power on tap. The team already owned this particular World Record, having secured the right numbers to set the record at a lightning-fast 1.513-seconds back in 2016. Since then small EVs have been improving month by month, and so at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed we saw the McMurtry Spéirling Fan Car set a new course record, and posting a 0-100 km/h time in under 1.5-seconds. While unofficial, it did mean the GreenTeam had a new challenge.
The diminutive EVO sees fitment of a pair of dual electric motors with custom 7.67 kWh batteries powering each end of the car to make it an AWD, and when you work out the horsepower per ton figure and put it into perspective it’s mind blowing. The monstrous Hennessey Venom F5 is rated at a whopping 1 196 hp/ton with its 1 816 hp, twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V8 and this little EVO thing has a ratio of 1 726 hp even though there's only a compact electric powerplant doing duty. The time of 1.461-seconds that was achieved during this record attempt is so quick that it’s hard to imagine it being beaten, like what is the lowest time that physics allows? That said, the McMurtry fan car posted a time that’s pretty close, and that car was actually set up for a race event with massive top speed, we thus theorise that if the McMurtry tech fiddled with ratios and the like that they may be able to top this new World Record.
Take a look at the YouTube video from the crew of GreenTeam who are a team of students from the University of Stuttgart who's sole aim was to regain the EV 0-100 km/h World Record: GreenTeam - World Record - 0-100km/h - 1.461s | GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V.
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