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New Electric Hypercar Beats Tesla Roadster Speed Record, Sports Nearly 2,000 Horsepower

Rimac Concept One.Norbert Aepli, Switzerland/Wikimedia

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Roadster 2.0, the whole world was in awe of its acceleration power. Going from 0-60Mph in just 1.9 seconds is an astounding feat that very few mass-consumer car manufacturers have managed to achieve, even on a race track. Since then, other car manufacturers have been trying to outdo what Tesla has done, with Rimac being the first to do it.

As Jalopnik notes, Rimac Automobili is not exactly the most well-known car manufacturer, but it deserves to be better known that it is. It recently proved this with the development of the Rimac C Two, an electric hypercar that boasts a mind-blowing 1,914 horsepower. Following its tradition of creating incredibly fast vehicles, this impressive monster of an EV accelerates from 0-60Mph in just 1.85 seconds.

A difference of a few fractions of a second might not make much of an impact on most people, but to hypercar enthusiasts, it’s a huge deal. Going that fast in that short amount of time is basically a bragging right that those who love showing off will relish.

The fact that its unit has managed to beat practically every single major car company in the world is something that Rimac can boast about without reserve. Especially since the firm claims that the C Two can reach 100Mph in 4.3 seconds and would take only 9.1 seconds to run a quarter mile.

Its speed isn’t the only thing that makes the C Two worth checking out, either. Rimac claims that it also comes with a Level 4 self-driving capability, The Verge reports, though this still remains to be seen. The company even threw in facial recognition, for good measure, just in case car enthusiasts still aren’t convinced that this is an impressive vehicle.

On that note, the company won’t reveal how much this car will cost. Considering its reputation, a seven-figure price point won’t be surprising. This also means that it won’t be available to the greater consumer market, unlike the Tesla Roadster 2.0.

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