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Watch this tiny car burn rubber as it sets new EV acceleration record

This fully electric vehicle might look dinky (hell, even its burnouts are cute), but it's just become one of the fastest-accelerating cars on the planet, beating the likes of the Bugatti Veyron and Porsche 918 to cinch a new world record for EVs. Built by a team of students from the University of Stuttgart, the car managed to hit 62 mph (100 kmph) in an astonishing 1.779 seconds. In fairness though, we should point out that this beats the previous record holder — Swiss team AMZ Racing — by just 0.006 seconds. According to a report from Electric Autosport, the car weighs 160kg and is powered by four electric motors and a 6.62kWh battery to generate 134 horsepower. This gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 1.6 kg/kW. Not as good as a Formula One car (1.0 kg/kW), but easily beating a Bugatti Veyron Supersport (2.08 kg/kW). Not so dinky anymore.