The 2022 Rimac C_Two electric hypercar has slashed the production car quarter-mile record, completing the benchmark sprint in just 8.95 seconds – 0.45 seconds quicker than the 1103kW/1600Nm 8.0-litre W16 Bugatti Chiron.
It took just 2.42 seconds for the Croatian-built road car to accelerate from 0-100km/h, despite claims from company founder Mate Rimac the motors were only operating at 85 per cent power and launch control had not yet been activated.
The production variant of the Rimac C_Two will reportedly send a combined 1408kW/2300Nm to the road via its four motors. When operating at full power, Mate Rimac claims the 0-100km/h sprint will be conquered in just 1.97 seconds on the way to a top speed of 412km/h.
Just 150 examples of the Rimac C_Two are slated for production, and all have already found buyers. Pricing reportedly started from US$2.1 million (AU$2.7 million).
According to Tesla, its upcoming Roadster convertible will complete the quarter-mile in just 8.8 seconds however this is yet to be demonstrated. If accurate, a competitive battle for quarter-mile dominance could be on the horizon.
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