28 Nov '17, 3pm

Video: Formula E car races a cheetah in savannah sprint

The fully-electric Formula E car took a walk on the wild side, lining-up against a cheetah in a head-to-head race to highlight the impact of climate change on a species increasingly under threat. Both sleek and agile machines, on four legs and four wheels, sat side-by-side on a landing strip in a remote part of the Western Cape on the southern tip of Africa, to determine which was quicker off the mark in a drag race. The world’s fastest land animal and the Formula E car both reach speeds of 0-100km/h (62mph) in approximately three seconds. Who’ll come out on top between TECHEETAH driver Jean-Eric Vergne and a cheetah on home soil? The Montreal E-Prix race winner and the cheetah were pitted against each other ahead of the new season of the FIA Formula E Championship to bring attention to the disastrous effects of climate change and the danger it poses to the natural habitat...

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