Video: Electric Rimac Concept_One Smokes Ferrari 458 Spider in Impromptu Drag Race

4 years ago by Electric CarsTV 7

Behold the off-the-line prowess of the electric supercar.

Rimac Concept_One Versus Ferrari 458

Rimac Concept_One Versus Ferrari 458

Here’s a video of the 1,088 horsepower electric Rimac Concept_One in a head-to-head impromptu drag race against the formidable Ferrari 458 Spider.

The uber-exotic Rimac Concept_One, with its 1,200 pound-feet of torque, is one of the world’s most powerful automobile.  It’s four electric motors shoot it off the line with urgency that’s matched only be a few other automobiles.  With a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, there’s no chance the Ferrari 458 Spider, with what appears to be a serious power deficiency (540 hp) when it’s stacked up against the electric Rimac, can match its pace.

This impromptu match up occurred in a parking lot (street racing is highly illegal, dangerous and never advisable) in the Middle East where Rimac is showcasing the vehicle’s capabilities and perusing potential customers.

Range, which obviously didn’t come into play in this brief race, is listed at 310 miles for the Rimac Concept_One.  Its massive 91-kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery pack might just be the largest ever fitted to a production electric passenger vehicle.

The Croatian-built Rimac Concept_One is expected to enter production in late 2013.  Its projected starting price is a wallet busting $980,000.  Only 88 units will be built and first deliveries will commence in early 2014.

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7 responses to "Video: Electric Rimac Concept_One Smokes Ferrari 458 Spider in Impromptu Drag Race"

  1. kdawg says:

    Doesn’t that mean he has to give his Ferrari to the Rimac driver? 😛

  2. Airton says:

    Burn rubber not gas!

  3. GeorgeS says:

    A 1000 HP car drag racing in a parking lot??

    1. kdawg says:

      At least it wasn’t a McDonald’s parking lot.

  4. James says:

    A cool million if you order the floormat liners…

    Now you know why it’s being shown in the Middle East. Sell 88 to rich
    oil sheiks – NOW THAT’LL SHOW ‘EM! LOL

    Oh the irony! So rich Arabs can buy million dollar electric cars by selling
    the world dino sludge for their pedestrian rides…

    1. James says:

      As an excercise in what is possible – I do like it – 88 copies at a million
      apiece- not so much.

      I wonder if 88 is enough to get car magazines to do entire articles about
      it? Any time videos appear on YouTube of an electric beating a Ferrari –
      that’s always good for electrics.

    2. GeorgeS says:

      “Oh the irony! So rich Arabs can buy million dollar electric cars by selling
      the world dino sludge for their pedestrian rides…”

      Good one James.