POV of what drivers see when going from 0-100km/h in less than a second is remarkable

  • Custom-built racer, Mythen, recently smashed the world record for acceleration.
  • Mythen hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 0.956 seconds.
  • The custom-built racer, which weighs just 140kg, is equipped with four electric motors belting out 322bhp.

Published on Oct 25, 2023 at 7:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Oct 26, 2023 at 4:27 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

POV of what drivers see when going from 0-100km/h in less than a second is remarkable

We often talk about supercars that can do 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in no time at all.

The Koenigsegg Gemera, for example, is capable of completing the sprint in just 1.9 seconds.

Being behind the wheel of something that fast would be scintillating – but imagine being strapped into a custom-built racer that can do it in less than a second.


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The car in the above video was built by students from ETH Zurich and the University of Lucerne.

It can hit 100km/h from a standstill in less than a second.

0.956 seconds, to be precise.

If you’re wondering how on Earth it’s capable of going that fast, you’re not the only one.

We thought the McMurty Automotive Spérling was fast, but this thing is a whole new level of fast.

To go that fast, the custom-built racer has been equipped with four electric motors belting out 322bhp.

What’ll really blow your mind, though, is that it only weighs 140kg (308lbs).

Without getting too technical, that means it’s got a power-to-weight ratio somewhere in the region of 2,087bhp per tonne.

In other words, it’s like a rocket.

But it’s also got some special tech onboard, too, including a vacuum system sucking the single-seater to the ground like a McLaren F1.

Apparently, the end result is a doubling of the contact force.

The Swiss students began working on the custom-built racer, which is called Mythen, in September last year.

Having lost the world record for acceleration to the University of Stuttgart’s 1.46 seconds benchmark last year, the group was keen to snatch it back.

So, they took the custom-built racer to Dubendorf and managed to record a sub-second run to smash the record.

All done in the space of 12.3 meters (40.35 feet) as well.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.