The modern electric hypercar and its high-tech but traditional friend – the Veyron – continue to measure up their forces and this time we get to see the classic quarter mile drag duel.
The guys over at Rimac and their good friend the Earl of Pembroke (owner of the Veyron) are again displaying each of their vehicles prowess, and this time the fight has been taken from the windy circuit to a straight lien of tarmac. The hypercars go head to head during the classic quarter-mile (402-meter) drag race. You’re pretty much used to us not spoiling the end result but we can tell you the finish is actually a lot closer than you would count when discussing the participants.
The Concept One – with its massive zero rpm torque clearly takes the start win – but then the Bugatti monster slowly starts catching up… And this tight finish is not really surprising, the Rimac is a modern take with its 1,088 horsepower (811 kilowatts) and 1,180 pound-feet (1,600 Newton-meters) of torque, but the Bugatti remains an absolute feat of engineering years after its conception with 1,001 hp (736 kW) and 922 lb-ft (1,250 Nm). By the way, both Rimac and the Earl of Pembroke tell us the conditions were far from ideal – 23 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius), so the performance tires were really not up their usual game.