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Published on April 4th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Rimac Concept_One EV Crushes Ferrari 458 Spider In Drag Race (Video)

April 4th, 2013 by  


From sister site Gas2:

Right now the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar is on a tour of the Middle East, and to prove its worth, Rimac set up an impromptu drag race. With a Ferrari. Bet you know where this is going.

With four electric motors producing a combined 1,073 horsepower and 1,180 ft-lbs of torque, the Rimac Concept_One is one of the most powerful vehicles in the world, gas or electric. With a 0-60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a silent-but-deadly powertrain, the Concept_One is currently showcasing its capabilities to the sheiks and oil barons of the Middle East.

Anyway, those are just numbers and words; this video of the Rimac Concept_One crushing a Ferrari 458 Spider in an impromptu drag race is something else:

Gas2 closes with this line: “Electric supercars may soon displace Ferraris and Lambos as the chariot of choice for the wealthiest among us, and Rimac is positioning itself as a literal leader in pure electric speed for a new century.”

The rise of electric supercars like the Concept_One is certainly a bit exciting. I’m not sure how much I’d enjoy driving these cars, but it’s definitely fun reading, watching, and writing about them. 😉 
 
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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.



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