British racing driver and YouTuber Archie Hamilton wanted to find out how fast the Concept_One really is so he came to Croatia and brought with him a Tesla P90D with Ludicrous Mode and the ultimate road-going Ferrari – the LaFerrari.
First, Archie has lined-up the Concept_One against a Tesla P90D with Ludicrous mode – the word’s fastest accelerating sedan that has shown that electric cars can kick the behinds of the industry’s big guys. Being a family sedan with lots of space and in a completely different price category, this comparison isn’t really fair. But in terms of performance, the Tesla it is the closes thing to the Concept_One in the electric car world. It is an impressive car and performs very well at low speeds. On a full ¼ mile, the difference between the Tesla and the Concept_One is quite large.
Fortunately, Archie brought a big gun to the track. The LaFerrari. Being a hybrid, the LaFerrari utilizes the advantages of electric motors in order to complement the naturally aspirated V12. We knew that the Concept_One was fast, but having it on the line against the mighty LaFerrari made me a bit nervous. I really didn’t know what to expect. Before Archie had an opportunity to test the Concept_One, he said: “If I had to put my money on anything, the LaFerrari has to win. It surely has to.”
Of course – how could a car form a small Croatian company, made in a country that never had a car industry, with extremely limited funding and, worst of all, without a combustion engine, beat the best thing on four street-legal-tires that ever came out of Maranello? Well, as it turns out, it can.
The track was booked for the morning only so the runs were recorded between 5 and 6 a.m. The conditions haven’t been great as the track was quite cold and as this runway is not being used for a long time, the surface is in a bad condition and quite dirty. Still, the Concept_One achieved 2,69 seconds to 100 km/h and 9,92 seconds on the quarter mile. When compared to real-world tests of the “Holy Trinity” (LaFerrari, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1), that seems pretty competitive.[source: Rimac Automobili]