Video: from 0-100 km/h in 2,13 seconds: new acceleration record by Dutch students

World’s best Formula Student team has set, yet again, another record. The students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands chose former airport Valkenburg as location to sharpen the acceleration record 0-100 km/h. After several attempts with the 2012 and 2013 vehicle, a fastest time of an impressive 2,13 seconds was achieved. That’s faster than a Bugatti Veyron. An astonishing accomplishment!

Both cars were driven by Marly Kuijpers, the lightest team member of DUT Racing. The performance of the 101 kW / 135 hp car was a bit improved by the fact the team used sugar water to improve the level of grip.

“The FSAE competition changes rules every year and in the DUT12 year, efficiency rules were much more important in our design goals than during the DUT13 year. The 147 kg DUT12 design is much more based on lightweight and short acceleration performance than the DUT13, which is built focussing much more on endurance racing,” the team explains why it ran two vehicles.

“However Guinness World Records has yet to approve the record, the future seems bright. We finished our season with a bang! We would like to thank all our supporters for another year of electric, or should we say electrifying, racing. Be prepared for DUT14.” The competition has been warned…

Tim is co-founder of and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.


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