Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For! - gallery

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  • Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For!
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  • Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For!
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    What exactly happens when two of the most highly anticipated EVs of the year go head-to-head? Let's find out as to how the Model S Plaid stacks up against the Rimac Nevera.
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    The Rimac was in the U.S. for the Monterey Car Week and it had just, a few days earlier, set the record for fastest 1/4 mile in a production car.
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    It packs a colossal 1,914 hp from its four electric motors. It tips the scales at 4,733 lbs. The Rimac costs a whopping $2.4 million.
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    The Model S Plaid, in comparison, seems far more reasonable, coming in at $124,000.
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    It has close to half the power of the Rimac, at 1,020 hp and it also weighs about 100 lbs more at 4833 lbs.
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    With the numbers out of the way, both EVs pull a couple of 11s to get some heat into the tires.
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    On the first pass, the Tesla gets a jump on the Nevara.
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    Maybe due to poor reaction time from the Rimac's driver.
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    However, as the race progresses, the Croatian EV's 1,914 horsepower advantage becomes apparent...
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    ... taking the win at the quarter-mile. The Rimac clocked in a time of 8.65 seconds at 166.66 mph while the Tesla managed 9.27 seconds at 152.68 mph.
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    On the second run.
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    The Rimac gets a near perfect launch.
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    And that too right off the line.
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    Here's the view from the Plaid's cockpit.
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    You can see just how much of a lead the Rimac had on the Tesla.
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    The Nevara clocked in a time of 8.64 seconds at 166.44 mph while the Plaid managed 9.31 seconds at 151.34 mph,
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    With that, the EVs line up one last time for a third and final run.
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    The lights go green and this time too, the Rimac gets a perfect launch.
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    Nevara clocked in a time of 8.61 seconds at 166.39 mph while the Plaid managed 9.29 seconds at 151.75 mph.
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    So, the Rimac is king for now, but remember that the Model S is a practical 4 door sedan for the average Joe and has half the power. Let's see what the upcoming Tesla Roadster can do. Swipe up to read more.
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  • Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For!
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  • Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For!
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