Al Murabaa Net – Last September, we witnessed one of the most important acceleration experiments in the world, which provided us with a new world record for the acceleration time from rest to 100 km/h, which did not exceed just one second, as the time reached only 0.956 seconds over a distance of 12.3 meters, making it even faster. Electric car in the world.
To remember what happened, this small car was designed and developed by a team of university students from ETH Zurich University and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. The car relies on an electrical system with a total power of approximately 322 horsepower, with an innovative system that simulates the way vacuum cleaners work to tow the car. On the ground to enhance the car’s grip with the ground while performing this unique experience.
About two months after this experience, YouTuber Tom Scott gave us the experience of driving this car and accelerating it from rest to 100 km/h to learn the extent of the impact of this amazing experience from the perspective of the average person who is not specialized in driving racing cars, and despite its weight, which will be difficult. The acceleration process is a little, but you will get the experience of rushing with the full power of the car.
Acceleration feeling from 0-100 km/h in 1.4 seconds
Scott was able to achieve this acceleration experience within 1.4 seconds, which is still faster than any production car and most racing cars. We can see in the experiment that Scott screams throughout the acceleration time, and after the car stopped, he remained in a state of shock while holding his breath forcefully for four seconds before… To start screaming again.
Scott said that that second was the longest in his life, similar to that of driver Chiara Lenz, who performed the experiment in which the record was achieved, and who described the experience as “very difficult to describe because it is only one second.” It is worth noting that Lenz was exposed to a gravitational force of 3.8G, which may cause many serious injuries for ordinary people who are not accustomed to driving high-performance racing cars.
In the end, you can watch Scott’s experience in the following video, where the acceleration experience begins at minute 4:07.
Sources: ethz.ch, Tom Scott