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Shoq You The Quickest Electric Car in the World Just Hit 60 mph in 1.5 Seconds

In order to be the fastest-accelerating electric car in the world, it would have to cut that time nearly in half. With the Model S, Tesla proved that electric cars could be quick. The P90D equipped with Ludicrous Mode, for example, is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

That’s because the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich just completed a world-record 0-60 mph run in a scant 1.513 seconds. And to top it all off, it took less than 100 feet to do so. That’s insane.

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What’s possibly even more insane is that this record was set by college kids. The team is made up of students from ETH Zurich and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Artspanerai replica watches who compete in Formula SAE and built the car (that they’ve nicknamed “grimsel”) themselves.

Obviously, a one-off race car is going to be quicker than a production sedan, but still. The fact that they were able to accomplish such a feat is seriously impressive.

If you want to learn more about their car, there’s also a second video that explains all the details and features.

via The Verge


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