World's First Electric Hypercar Roasts LaFerrari in 1/4-Mile Drag Race. Again

We have a little mind game those of you who have seen the Tesla Model S P90D using its Ludicrous Mode to keep up with supercars in the quarter mile.
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Imagine you double the output of the EV (you know, 762 hp and 713 lb-ft of twist) and then throw the resulting velocity monster at whatever hypercar you can think of.

In fact, you'll have to use your imagination instead of your patience, as the specs mentioned above are just the kind of numbers the upcoming Rimac Concept_S will deliver.

For now, though, Polish EV maker Rimac has settled for crushing the LaFerrari in a drag race by using its current electric hypercar, the Rimac Concept_One.

Given the tons of wannabe hypercar companies that never made it past the rendering stage, that might sound a bit difficult to believe. However, Rimac has the video to prove it, with the company having recently invited racing driver Archie Hamilton (you might know him from here) over to drag race the Concept_One and the Maranello halo car.

Unlike the series of clips that pitted the LaFerrari against its traditional P1 and 918 Spyder competitors, this one only involves a straight line battle and doesn't come with any numbers.

Then again, the footage seems deliver a clear message, one that has to do with the 1,088 hp AWD monster showing its rear end to the LaF in the 1,320-foot challenge.

The official numbers tell us that the Concept_One, which is still undergoing the final phase of testing ahead of its market debut, can complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 2.6 seconds. The Rimac needs 6.2 seconds for the 0 to 124 mph sprint and 14.2 seconds to hit 186 mph, while its top speed is limited to 220 mph.

The hypercar, which uses an 82 kWh battery pack and four electric motors, will come with a matching price, as the financial adventure will start at $980,000.

We didn't mention the Tesla Model S P90D and its Ludicrous mode by accident, as the American EV ended up becoming collateral damage in the fight between the Rimac and the Ferrari.

Resisting the temptation to expect such an electric car to get its ass kicked during a time attack session on the track requires a reminder - the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb saw "Monster" Tajima manhandle a Rimac development vehicle towards the clouds, beating all the suck-squeeze-bang-blow cars trying to master the challenge.

This isn't the first time when a Rimac out-accelerates a LaF. Check out the second video below, which, for some reason, includes a Top Gear banner, and you'll notice a similar race took place in 2015, with the result being the same. After one century of "who killed the electric car?", it looks like EVs are ready to get back at internal combustion engines.

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