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Car Does 0-100 in Less Than a Second and it’s Downright Wild

Just when we thought we had reached the pinnacle of engineering achievements permitted by the laws of physics, a new technology emerges that forces us to reevaluate those milestones. Currently, one of the most widely recognized benchmarks for measuring a car’s acceleration prowess is the 0-100km/h test (known better as 0-60 mph in the United States).

As things stand, if you want to reach the fastest 0-100km/h time in a roadworthy production car, the Rimac Nevera is your answer. This remarkable car accomplishes this feat in just 1.85 seconds, an exhilarating experience that can make your adrenaline surge if you unleash the full potential of its acceleration. It might set you back $2 million but if you want the best of the best, you’re going to have to pay to play.

However, when you shift gears from the streets to the racetrack, the game intensifies. In this case, we’ll explore a university project that has created a race car capable of delivering an even more heart-pounding performance, almost halving that 1.85-second mark.

AMZ Racing’s “mythen” has set the world record for electric vehicle acceleration: 0-100km/h in a mind-blowing 0.956 seconds. It’s a performance that can make you feel the rush through your computer screen as this astonishingly fast vehicle seemingly disappears over the horizon in the blink of an eye.

In the video below, our host, Tom Scott, delves into this incredible engineering achievement, dissecting the innovations that enable this compact yet powerful machine to accelerate so rapidly. It’s truly astonishing when we closely examine the accomplishments of electric vehicles at this point in the timeline. Keep in mind that this technology is still relatively new, so these feats are only the beginning. Just envision how much quicker these vehicles will become as the technology matures, making the components necessary for such speed more affordable and accessible.