VIDEO | Concept One electric hypercar beats LaFerrari in thrilling drag race

VIDEO | Concept One electric hypercar beats LaFerrari in thrilling drag race
An electric car made by an almost unheard of manufacturer has gone head to head with one of the biggest names in automotive history and won.

The Rimac Concept One electric hypercar went up against Ferrari’s LaFerrari production hybrid vehicle in a drag race held on a track in Croatia.

And it was a victory for the underdog on the day, with the Rimac completing the quarter-mile course in just 9.92 seconds and hitting 62mph from a standstill in an incredible 2.69 seconds. You can watch the video at the bottom of the page.

Behind the wheel of Ferrari’s dream machine was British racing driver Archie Hamilton, who said that he was “genuinely shocked” by the outcome of the race.

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Before the starting flag was waved, Hamilton said that he would put his money on the LaFerrari to come out on top in the speed competition.

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Hamilton also put a Tesla P90d in speedy Ludicrous Mode through its paces against the Concept One, with the Rimac hypercar leaving its competitor in the dust.

Made by Croatian manufacturer Rimac, the Concept One kicks out an astonishing 1088 horsepower and has a top speed of around 220mph.

It also lays claim to some highly advanced engineering, with four electric motors each having their own gearbox and providing tons of power and torque.

In addition, the Concept One has seven independent cooling systems, which allow the vehicle to maximise its performance over long periods.

The race, which was filmed and uploaded to the Archie Hamilton Racing YouTube channel, may not be the last time the Concept One is put up against big names from the automotive world.

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Rimac CEO Mate Rimac said he hopes there will be more chances for the machine to show what it is capable of in the future.

He said: “High-speed corners and racetracks are the real playground for the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring System and the Concept One.

“Hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to show how the car performs against other supercars in those conditions as well soon.”

It is not the only time in recent months that an electric vehicle has surpassed expectations of speed.

In July a British car built in the 1970s sped into the record books to become the fastest road-legal electric vehicle of all time.

The Enfield 800, which is nicknamed the Flux Capacitator, was driven by broadcaster Jonny Smith over a quarter-mile track in just 9.86 seconds.

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