The drag race between the Rimac Concept_One, Tesla P90D L and LeFerrari by Archie Hamilton got quite some attention. But it also sparked the appetite of enthusiasts and the motoring press for more.
While the LaFerrari is an extremely impressive car, many called for a race against the Porsche 918 which is the most hybridized and only four wheel driven member of the so called “Holy Trinity” (McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918). It is also considered the fastest accelerating production car ever made.
After the initial runs, the Rimac Concept_One and the Porsche 918 did 6 proper full-throttle runs. Out of the 6 proper runs we did, the Concept_One won all but one.
Interesting fact: The Concept_One consumes 1,96 kWh of energy for a full-throttle ¼ mile run – and recovers a good portion of that energy back after the finish line. A liter of gasoline holds about 9,4 kWh of energy. We could say that the Concept_One used the equivalent of about 1,5 liters of gasoline that day – for six full runs and two test runs. The Concept_One was at 95% State of Charge before the first run and ended the last run with 72% SoC – plenty of juice for more runs.