Rimac Concept_One beats the Porsche 918 Spyder in a dragstrip

The Rimac (read it Reematz) Concept_One has already beaten the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Tesla Model S P90D in an acceleration challenge in August. But it had not defied the fastest production car in history, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the only all-wheel drive model in the Holy Trinity of hypercars. Not until very recently, at least. Alejandro Salomon, also known as Salomondrin, has put the Rimac Concept_One against the 918 Spyder at the Milan Raceway, in Michigan. And the electric hypercar has beaten the Porsche. Repeatedly. Check the video below.

The best time the electric hypercar has achieved has been 9.9 s in the quarter mile. Curiously, the best production cars on the dragstrip are the Bugatti Veyron and the Ferrari LaFerrari, with 9.7 s. The Porsche 918 Spyder has taken 9.8 s, according to this ranking from Wikipedia. We still would like to see an independent driver testing the Rimac Concept_One. At least Salomondrin has managed to drive the electric hypercar this time, even if for a little time. And not on the dragstrip.

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We have no doubts that the Rimac Concept_One is an impressive piece of machinery, as Salomondrin puts it, but we would doubt it even less it the Croatian hypercar was tested by a big magazine, such as Autocar or Car and Driver. We hope that happens as soon as possible. The video is very entertaining, but we need independent sources, able to use a VBox Racelogic Performance Meter, to be sure the Concept_One is as amazing as it sounds.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.