- Aug 3, 2010
The Swiss team have regained the 0-100 km/h EV record again.
Because a human driver is what makes this a "car". There are plenty of rc drag cars that could smash these numbers.Why do they attach a human to it?
It compromises the speed objective, and the publicity one is better served by a dog behind the wheel.
.95 and 1.4 seconds aren't even in the same ballpark concerning 0-60 times. That McMurtry thing is obviously pretty impressive for a road car, but most cars going faster than that swiss car are getting their engines rebuilt every couple runs.Im fairly sure that the “car” was geared and set up (battery size etc) just to run for that 100km/h speed and only a few seconds ( heat build up ?)..so unlikely it would make it very inpressive over a 1/4 mile run.
However, there are others that can , and are not far behind on the 0-100kmh
Most certainly. Anything that does 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds and is usable on the street would be a major "win" in my book.Im guessing there is some tricky balance between weight and power to manage for this…
…..with traction being another limiting factor.
Point taken, but it still seems like 0-62mph (I'm on this side of the pond) in less than a second would be a lot rougher. Maybe I'm just letting my experience with the force of a crash (60mph to 0 in a tenth of that time) influence my intuition too much.More like if you weigh 175lbs now, upon acceleration you would weigh ~518lbs