Each wheel motor can be controlled independently to keep power distributed evenly during acceleration.
In total, you’re looking at 1,254 foot-pounds of torque powering the incredible aceleration of the Grimsel.
Electric cars accelerate quickly because electric motors always operate at maximum torque.
The new electric race car prototype from a group of Swiss students takes that to the extreme, though.
When you're tired of having to think about every little thing, just use the solution that all gearheads have adopted: Answer everything with, "because race car." It's simple, it's short, and if the person doesn't understand (they probably won't), then they can go right ahead and take a big crunchy bite of get the hell out.
Micky Collins of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program."We've advanced things to a point where we know how to rehab these symptoms well. Hopefully we can get to a point where we see that he can withstand the normal forces of a race car driver.
By comparison, the 2016 Ferrari 488GTB packs in just 560 foot-pounds of torque and goes from zero to 100 kph in three seconds — about twice as long as the Grimsel. The Grimsel probably won’t ever be used in real competition, but a previous version of the car did quite well in the 2014 international Formula Student competition.
This run was more than two-tenths of a second faster than the previous record holder. This feat was accomplished by the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ), which consists of students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The Grimsel manages this feat thanks to powerful electric motors, but it’s also extremely light at just 168 kg (370 pounds) thanks to its carbon fiber construction.There are four electric drive motors (one for each wheel) that can generate 200 horsepower each and 1,700 Nm of torque.