Can a cheetah out run a Formula E race car?

On paper, they both sprint to sixty in around 3 seconds

Formula E is promoting its next season with an unusual video involving one all-electric racing car and one of the fastest animals on earth, the cheetah.

It is said to be able to sprint from naught to sixty in just three strides, which take it in the region of three seconds. This means it’s perfectly matched to the Formula E racer which takes a just about as long.

The cheetah obviously tops out at around 75 mph a speed at which the car keeps going, but which reaches that speed first - which is quicker off the line is another matter.

Formula E cars are powered by an electric motor with at least 250 hp / 190 kW and their top speed is 225 km/h / 140 mph.

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