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1,088 HP Rimac Concept One EV vs Porsche 918 Spyder Drag Race Is Simply Stunning

Calling all McLaren P1 drivers - will somebody sacrifice their hybrid Woking machine in the name of science and drag race a Rimac Concept One?
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You know, the all-electric hypercar from Croatia that has already played the drag racing game with the LaFerrari and now the Porsche 918 Spyder?

Until we get a proper answer from any Big Mac owner, we're here to show you what happens when one of these electron juice monsters dukes it out with the Zuffenhausen halo car.

While those of you following our hypercar stories remember what happened when the 1,088 hp, 1,200 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) EV battled a LaFerrari in a straight line, this time the action takes place at the drag strip, with the prepped surface of the Milan Dragway in Detroit serving as a battleground for the two speed demons.

The Salomondrin fans among you will recognize the Cupbanger's 918 Spyder, while the Concept One is driven by 28-year-old company founder Mate Rimac - keep in mind that, unlike most other EVs, the Concept One, which uses four individual wheel motors, comes with two-speed, dual-clutch transmissions for its rear motors.

The brawl involved half a dozen runs and we won't go into detail here, simply because we don't want to spoil the giggles delivered by the clip.

While the Porsche 918 Spyder has proved that it can deliver sub-10s 1,320 feet runs in the past, the Concept One completed the quarter-mile task in (drum rolls) 9.9 seconds.

However, we can tell you to keep a close eye on the drivers, with the in-car cameras showing just how determined each of them was to get to the finish line first.

P.S.: In case you're watching this and thinking about enriching your go-fast collection with the help of a Concept One, you probably won't be able to get your hands on this $980,000 EV (by the way, Salomondrin doesn't seem that ready to buy one, with the potential small carmaker issues determining him to think twice). There's no reason to fret though, as Rimac is currently working towards bringing the Concept S to the market, with the spiced-up Concept One set to play the Megawatt Car role (read:1,365 hp).

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