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VIDEO: Rimac takes on Tesla in a drag race 

Rimac Nevera sets world record for the fastest accelerating production car

Rimac Nevera (Photo: Rimac)

When Elon Musk presented the new Tesla Model S Plaid back in June, which he called “the fastest accelerating car ever”,  Croatian electric car maker Mate Rimac was quick to point out that the billionaire had not quite done his research.

“Despite Elon ignoring us — claiming that the Plaid is the fastest accelerating car ever, first with carbon sleeves. We are still way faster, have almost double the power, bigger battery pack and faster charging,” Rimac said.

Rimac Automobili had earlier unveiled the impressive Nevera, an all-electric, 1914hp, 258mp hypercar. Nevera has the ability to sprint to 60mph in 1.85 seconds and continue the acceleration all the way to a 412 km/h (258mph) top speed.  

“Accelerating from rest to 161 km/h (100 mph) requires just 4.3 seconds and it maintains its eye-widening acceleration throughout a full-throttle cycle, achieving 186mph (300 km/h) from rest in 9,3 seconds, shredding a whole 2,5 seconds from the initial targets. Finally, it achieves a record-breaking 8,6 seconds quarter-mile time,” Rimac said.  

rimac takes on tesla

(Photo: Rimac Automobili)

Tesla’s new sports sedan goes from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kph) in 1.99 seconds and has an estimated driving range of 390 miles (627.6 km). Musk said that no production car has ever been able to break the two-second barrier. It produces 1,020 horsepower, has a top speed of 200 miles per hour (with the proper tires) and can complete a quarter mile in 9.23 seconds, according to Musk’s company’s website stated.

DragTimes has now put the two to the test by racing the Rimac Nevera and Tesla Model S Plaid down the 1/4 Mile.

The Nevera, which already blew away the Taycan Turbo S & M5 when they drag raced, won each of the three races easily with a big advantage and results below 8.7 seconds, while Tesla failed to drop below 9.2 seconds.

Check out the video below. 

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