The Formula Student team at the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) accomplished its mission today: the grimsel electric racing car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.513 seconds and set a new world record. It reached the speed after covering less than 30 m of track at the Dübendorf air base near Zurich. The previous world record stood at 1.779 seconds and was set last year by a team at the University of Stuttgart.
AMZ’s most successful vehicle
grimsel celebrated considerable success in the international Formula Student competition back in the summer of 2014. With over 500 teams competing, Formula Student is the largest competition worldwide for engineering students and takes place every year on race courses around the world. With three overall victories and a points average of 920 out of a possible 1000, grimsel is AMZ’s most successful vehicle. The success of the grimsel also contributed to AMZ’s first place defence in the Formula Student world rankings, which they have held since 2013.