World’s first all-electric hyper-car from Croatian startup drag-races a Tesla Model S and a LaFerrari

A Croatian startup, Rimac Automobili has come with the world’s first (and fastest) all-electric hyper-car with four electric motors and four gearboxes in which a pair propells each wheel. The Rimac Concept One generates a thunderous yet silent 1088 HP against a 1600 Nm of instant torque.

Now what exactly does it mean when it comes to speed? This means it can sprint from a 0-100 kph in no more than 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 355 km/h. The Rimac has got all-wheel torque vectoring, 8,450 lithium-ion battery cells rated at 650V which have a capacity of 82 kWh along with seven independent cooling systems. The front motors have got single-speed gearboxes and the rear motors are equipped with a two-speed double-clutch gearbox on either side. The amazing part is that each of these four motors are said to have the highest power density in the world.

Adding to its features further, includes carbon fiber body, electrohydraulic steering, a chromoly steel chassis with aluminum and carbon fiber members, double-wishbone suspension setup with hydraulically adjustable ride height, which comes with 15.3-inch carbon ceramic discs up front and 15-inchers at the back, with six and four-piston calipers, respectively.

According to Rimac, the Concept One’s battery pack can absorb up to 400 kW of power from regenerative braking which can yield up to 0.6g of deceleration.

For showcasing Concept One’s prowess, Rimac bought Tesla Model S and LaFerrari for an one on one drag race. The Tesla Model S is the current king of electric cars when it comes to straight line acceleration with the full-fat P90 specification and the ‘Ludicrous Mode’.

Within few seconds of the start, the Tesla is rendered pedestrian and Rimac could easily prove its power. Then came up the LaFerrari with 960 bhp, 6.3-litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine which can sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and 0- 124 mph in less than 7 seconds.

Check out the video below to find what happens next: