Here’s a very interesting take on the drag race concept – which should usually put out rather similar cars in terms of performance to bring about the adrenaline of not knowing the winner ahead of the race.
While these cars do seem similar in terms of performance – the race is incredibly interesting due to the vastly different setups used for the vehicles. We have an all electric Tesla Model S P90D that can do the 60 mph sprint in no more than 2.8 seconds with the optional Ludicrous mode enabled. The Ferrari LaFerrari is hybrid and will get to the same speed in under three seconds. And here’s the all-electric supercar from Croatia – Rimac Concept_One that states it can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 2.6 seconds and then go to 124 mph (200 km/h) in just 6.2 seconds. On paper, the latter is pretty close – but clearly above – the other two, with 1,088 horsepower (811 kilowatts) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Newton-meters) of torque.
The reality shows the difference to actually be absolutely staggering – the first quarter mile drag race shows the all-electric P90D go neck and neck for just a few brief moments, with the Rimac Concept_One responding afterwards to the term of electric hypercar. Going against the Ferrari we see a first run spoiled by the LaFerrari driver who missed the start – then in the second we see the same thing happen all over again, a brief moment of equality and then the Rimac wins by a long distance.