Watch Rimac's Concept One roast a LaFerrari and Tesla Model S in a drag race
17 August 2016 - Autoblog
It's been five long years since Rimac Automobili took the covers off of its Concept_One at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
From the very beginning, Rimac has confidently touted the supercar's capabilities, but now we actually have proof of just how capable the Concept_One really is. Here's your takeaway: It's quick enough to show a Ferrari LaFerrari its taillights through the quarter-mile.
If you've spent any time clicking around on YouTube, you've seen the Tesla Model S P90D trump all sorts of high-performance cars. In this video, the Tesla is really only there for reference, because the way the Concept_One bests the electric sedan is just brutal.
For those not familiar with Croatia's electric machine, here's the lowdown:
- 1,088 horsepower and 2,800 pound-feet of torque thanks to four electric motors that put everything down off the line
- Zero to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, 6.2 seconds to get to 200 km/h from a standstill, and 0 to 300 km/h in 14.2 seconds
- An independent gearbox for each electric motor with the front featuring single-speed gearboxes and the rear axle using two-speed double-clutch gearboxes
- Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV) system that calculates the optimum amount of torque for each wheel
On paper, the Concept_One makes a Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode look slow. But a LaFerrari isn't a Model S. And it's definitely not an electric car. It's a stampeding thoroughbred with a naturally aspirated V12 and an electric motor that together make 950 horsepower. It can blitz the quarter-mile in roughly 9.8 seconds and is faster than the majority of cars on the road today.
Granted, the LaFerrari is quicker to 100 km/h than the Concept_One, at 2.5 seconds. In essence, this race between two titanic machines should be close. But it's not. It's not even close to being close. It's a massacre.