This is the tipping point in the history of motoring, where for the first time the super-elite Bugatti Veyron gets dragged under by an all-electric car.
Although at this point, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise anymore. Not so long ago, Elon Musk’s Tesla P100 D took the crown of the fastest accelerating production car in the world. And it is inevitable that soon, electric motors and tech will be out-classing their piston-powered comrades in a race to the future of motoring. But someday, we would all reminisce and look back to this very moment when the car which set world’s production car top speed record got seconded by an all-electric, battery-powered car.
While the Veyron is still the king when it comes to pushing things beyond 200+ mph, the Croatia-based Rimac Concept One reigns supreme at shorter sprints. With a unique propulsion system that powers each individual wheel with its own motor and gearbox and producing a total of 1073bhp of power and 1180 lb-ft (1599Nm) of torque, the Rimac Concept One is an absolute beast. Add in the fact that the electric powertrain would have a more granular approach towards traction control and power delivery that can more efficiently disperse the massive-immediate-torque on to the road, it is quite obvious that the new-age electric machine is a pretty difficult thing to beat. This isn’t the first time Rimac has pitted their car against exotic petrol-powered machines, with previous contenders being the Ferrari La Ferrari and the Porsche 918, for which both the videos are posted below.
Rimac Concept One Vs LaFerrari
Rimac Concept One Vs Porsche 918