Three very fast, yet different cars lined up. Which one is going to take the win?
First, let’s have a look at some performance stats. A Tesla Model S 90D runs from a standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.1 seconds, or 2.8 seconds with the optional Ludicrous mode which the car featured in the clip has. The only internal combustion engine-powered vehicle here, the LaFerrari, needs less than three seconds to complete the same task. As for the Croatian all-electric hypercar, the Rimac Concept_One catapults itself to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 2.6 seconds and completes the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) run in 6.2 seconds.
On paper, the Rimac, with its massive 1,088 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, is the fastest. In reality, the numbers don’t really tell the entire truth, as the difference between the Concept_One and the other two cars is simply mind-blowing.
In the first quarter mile drag race, the Model S P90D and Concept_One with their instant torques are neck and neck for a few moments, but then the latter simply takes off and obliterates the all-electric sedan. Pretty soon there's going to be a P100D, but even that won't be able to keep up with the Concept_One, which is a full-blown electric hypercar.
We are going to ignore the first duel between the LaFerrari and the Concept_One because the guy driving the Ferrari has a very slow start. In the second run, it's pretty close for a few seconds, but just like in the very first race, the Rimac manages to take the win in the end at a considerable distance.
Times are indeed changing. A flagship Ferrari loses on the drag strip against a relatively unknown Croatian electric car. Now, how about a duel between the Concept_One and the Koenigsegg Regera? We’d pay money to see that.