Rimac Nevera vs Ferrari F40 Drag Race Shows How Much Supercars Have Evolved

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In case you missed it, the Tesla Model S Plaid is no longer the world’s fastest accelerating production car down the quarter-mile. That title now belongs to the Rimac Nevera, which managed to complete the course in a jaw-dropping 8.58 seconds, at 167.5 mph (269.6 kph).
A true force to be reckoned with, the Rimac Nevera is much more powerful than pretty much anything on the road. It has 1,914 HP and 1,740 lb-ft (2,360 Nm) of torque, and the all-electric power rockets it from naught to 60 mph (0-96 kph) in just 1.85 seconds, according to the Croatian company.

Tipping the scales at 4,740 pounds (2,150 kg), the Nevera is around 340 lbs (155 kg) heavier than the Bugatti Chiron, and much more powerful than it. As for the actual range, it is rated at 340 miles (547 km) on a single charge, with the 120 kWh battery all juiced up and ready to power the four motors.

You don’t have to be a connoisseur to tell that the Rimac Nevera is an absolute monster, but how does it actually compare to an older supercar, like the Ferrari F40? The answer came via a video shared on YouTube recently by SupercarsOfAustria, which shows a drag race between the two.

The Italian model stands no chance against the modern zero-emission ride that puts it in its corner in just a few seconds, revealing how much exotic machines have evolved since the F40 came out in 1987.

Now, besides lining up at the start line next to the classic Ferrari, the Nevera also did a few controlled burnouts, warming up the tires in front of the crowd and leaving some big skid marks on the asphalt. This is the part where we invite you to scroll down and click the play button to see the Rimac in action.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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