Electric Vehicles Video: Rimac Concept_One EV Supercar Crushes Ferrari In Race

Published on April 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro


Video: Rimac Concept_One EV Supercar Crushes Ferrari In Race

April 3rd, 2013 by  

rimac-raceWhile electric vehicles for the masses have gotten off to a slow start, every other week there seems to be a new ultra-high-end electric sports car for the world’s wealthy elite. Right now the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar is on a tour of the Middle East, and to prove its worth, Rimac set up an impromptu drag race. With a Ferrari. Bet you know where this is going.

With four electric motors producing a combined 1,073 horsepower and 1,180 ft-lbs of torque, the Rimac Concept_One is one of the most powerful vehicles in the world, gas or electric. With a 0-60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a silent-but-deadly powertrain, the Concept_One is currently showcasing its capabilities to the sheiks and oil barons of the Middle East.

Of course the Middle East is a hotbed for exotic car purchases, and one needn’t look hard to find a parking lot full of Ferraris and Lamborghinis, which are almost common place. That said, we wouldn’t call a Ferrari 458 Spider with a 540 horsepower 4.5 liter V8 a “common” car, though the Rimac electric supercar dispatches it with ease in a parking lot drag race. Just watching this electric supercar breaking its rear tires loose is relentlessly enjoyable.

Electric supercars may soon displace Ferraris and Lambos as the chariot of choice for the wealthiest among us, and Rimac is positioning itself as a literal leader in pure electric speed for a new century.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    Mind-bending. Electric 4 wheel drive, and no noise pollution either – way of the 21st century. Tuk-tuks, basic 3rd world transportation now to become electric too. Oil priced today: $94.00 U.S. a bbl – approaches the break over point for U.S. peons to move to a different fuel to stay profitable. Will that fuel be electricity? Google out the Chreos car, then nano carbon super capacitors. Ford’s 3 cylinder gasoline engine reaches new efficiency mark for gasoline, but unlike the electrics has many more than three moving part power train. This is the battle of the giants, Epic! will piston engines or electrics win in the end, the big question. What will the U.S. Military do? Convert? For energy securities sake? Do they have a choice?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Watkins/629637578 Daniel Watkins

      In Europe that 3 cylinder Ecoboost engine can be found even in the large Fusion like sedan they have over there. Americans want power so we get lower MPG. Along with the 10% Ethanol year round plus the cheapo winter gas that we fill up with that has butane and other fillers in it

  • http://twitter.com/pinkyracr Susanna Schick

    thanks Chris. Now my 70 ft/lb Zero XU seems pathetic. I WANT 4-DIGIT TORQUE!!!!! Both cars are gorgeous, but the Ferrari looks more modern and interesting. I hope these guys do better than Fisker.

  • anderlan

    Traction control on the EV is quite disabled, I see. :-)

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