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Watch The New Rimac Nevera Absolutely Destroy The Ferrari SF90 Stradale On A Drag Strip!

Saying that the Nevera obliterated and ripped the SF90 Stradale to shreds would be an understatement

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The Rimac C_Two debuted as the Nevera hypercar in the production form earlier this week. The car came with some insane specs like a quad-motor setup, 1,700+ horses, carbon fiber monocoque, etc. The company said it can sprint to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and to quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. But, did you know this 8.6-second record was set during filming a video for Carwow? Well, at least that’s what they say in the video!

Mat Watson from Carwow and Rimac’s CEO, Mate Rimac, met on the drag strip for a race between the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and the Rimac Nevera. Forget about close; the Ferrari wasn’t even in the league as the Nevera ripped the 1,000-horsepower Italian beast to shreds like it was a toy in a dog’s mouth.

The SF90 Stradale Is No Slouch, But The Nevera Is A Monster

Watch The New Rimac Nevera Absolutely Destroy The Ferrari SF90 Stradale On A Drag Strip!
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The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine and three electric motors that make 1,000 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque combined

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine and three electric motors that make 1,000 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque combined. Power is sent to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The car takes just 2.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from rest. It weighs 3,900 pounds.

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The Rimac Nevera, on the other hand, comes with a quad-motor setup that churns out 1,914 horses and 1,741 pound-feet of torque combined

The Rimac Nevera, on the other hand, comes with a quad-motor setup that churns out 1,914 horses and 1,741 pound-feet of torque combined. It is over 800 pounds heavier, weighing in at 4,739 pounds, but a big reason for this is the large 120 kWh battery pack, four motors, and a gearbox on each axle. Despite this, it gallops to 60 mph from a standstill in just 1.85 seconds!

The Nevera Set The Unofficial World Record In This Video

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After two rounds of straight-line races, which the Nevera won by a huge margin, Mat Watson got into the driver’s seat of the Nevera. As expected, the Nevera obliterated the Ferrari once again and Watson came to have a word with Mate Rimac. He informed the CEO that he completed the quarter-mile run in 8.62 seconds. A surprised and happy CEO then told Watson this is the unofficial world record for the fastest production car. Even in Rimac’s earlier tests, they never went quicker than 8.7 seconds.

Watch The New Rimac Nevera Absolutely Destroy The Ferrari SF90 Stradale On A Drag Strip!
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Given that the video was shot before the Rimac Nevera’s debut (the video was uploaded on Carwow’s YouTube channel as soon the Nevera was announced), the 8.6-second figure that Rimac has listed could be a result of this drag race.

On a side note, when Watson took the Nevera, Rimac’s CEO didn’t drive the Ferrari for obvious reasons.

What Happened in The Other Races?

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Swipe up and check out this "must-watch" video because you don’t see a Ferrari being ripped to shreds on a race strip quite often

They went up in a couple of rolling races and a brake test too. No surprises this time either. Not very often you see Ferrari being manhandled like this. The only saving grace for the Ferrari was the brake test wherein it managed to stop at almost the same distance as the Nevera from 75 mph.

Final Thoughts

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Despite this, the Nevera takes just 1.85 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph as opposed to the SF90 Stradale’s 2.5 seconds

It’s not entirely fair to pit the two again, but it showed the Nevera’s prowess even against one of the quickest production cars in the world. The Ferrari SF90 Stradale costs a little over half a million dollars whereas the Croatian hypercar costs almost five times as much. The Italian isn’t a limited-production model, but the Nevera is. Rimac will make only 150 examples of the same.

Check out this must-watch video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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