University of Stuttgart students set a new 0-62mph world record of 1.779 seconds [video]

Anything under 4 seconds from 0-62mph is impressively fast. How about 1,779 seconds?

University of Stuttgart students have done it with the 136bhp all-wheel drive fully electric vehicle, which is designed to compete in the Formula Student competitions.

Yes, just 136bhp and a 0-62mph in 1.779 seconds. Very impressive!

The fully electric vehicle has four electric motors and a 6.62-kWh battery package. The weight is just 160kg and the power to weight ratio is 1.6 kg/kW.

To compare the power to weight ratio with some other cars, for example, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has a power to weight ratio of 2.08 kg/kW.

The record is on its way to be confirmed by Guinness World Records in the coming weeks.

Perhaps Tesla Motors can get some good insights from these students for their next-generation Roadster, that is scheduled to arrive in four years.

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