The Rimac Concept One is a legitimate terror on four electric-powered wheels

The Ferrari LaFerrari may be considered one of the top hybrid hypercars in the market today, but even Ferrari’s current 963-horsepower crown jewel is not immune to getting humbled once in awhile. The latest to put the LaFerrari in its place is the Rimac Concept One, a Croation electric supercar that packs an astonishing 1,072 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque from no less than four electric motors, each with its own gearbox.

Recently, the folks from Archie Hamilton Racing lined up the Concept One hypercar against the LaFerrari and the Tesla Model S to see how it would fair against the two models, first in a torque-filled launch off the block and then in a sprint to a quarter-mile. The Model S with Ludicrous Mode went first and it just wasn’t much of a contest as the Concept One quickly left it in behind. As awesome as the Tesla S, it’s just not on the same performance level as the Concept One, and that’s already taking into account the Tesla’s 0-to-60-mph time of 2.8 seconds.

Then it was the LaFerrari’s turn, in which case the result turned out to be the same. The Ferrari put up a better fight than the Tesla, but ultimately, the Concept One pulled away comfortably, validating the electric hypercar’s 0-to-60-mph time of 2.6 seconds and 221-mph top speed.

Some people may still not be familiar with the Rimac Concept One and that’s understandable. But let this video be your introduction to this new road terror known as the Rimac Concept One.

Kirby Garlitos
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