Saturday, November 26, 2022

Hold All Tickets!! We Have A Stewards Enquiry On The Question Of The World's Fastest (accelerating) Electric Car

Following up on November 23's "The five cars that stole the show at the Los Angeles Auto Show".

From New Atlas

Pininfarina Battista scoops up four production car acceleration records 

It seems Rimac has been beaten by its own mighty powertrain. The Rimac-powered Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar has just snatched the production car acceleration records from 0-60-120 mph (and 0-100-200 km/h), and it's set a braking record too.

At the Dubai Autodrome, the pretty Battista laid down its new record times on what appears to be an untreated piece of racetrack, rather than a drag strip sprayed with VHT or PJ1 TrackBite resins for extra grip on takeoff. Either way, from a standing start, it went from 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 1.79 seconds, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.86 seconds, 0-120 mph (193 km/h) in 4.49 seconds and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 4.75 seconds – making it the fastest production car ever to those vaunted marks.....