Rimac Nevera has set 23 production electric vehicle records in one day, including a 0-60 mph time of 1.74 seconds, but Elon Musk finds that funny.
May 18, 2023 in 1:02 p.m. ET
Yesterday we learned that Rimac Nevera set no fewer than 23 world records in a single day, including 0-60 mph in 1.74 seconds and 0-249-0 mph in 29.94 seconds.
That’s impressive stuff for any car, even for an electric supercar starting at $2.15m (€2m). It also proves that if anyone wants to achieve such high levels of performance, they need a battery-powered vehicle to do the job.
But do you know who didn’t like Rimac Never records? Elon Musk, or at least that’s how one might interpret his reaction to the news on Twitter.
asked before Tesla economics Whether the Tesla Roadster will be able to beat the 0-60 mph record of 1.74 seconds set by Rimac Nevera, Tesla’s CEO replied cryptically with a “LOL.”
Despite hundreds of follow-up comments from Twitter users, Elon Musk hasn’t made it clear what he means by “laughing out loud” acronym. The most reasonable assumption would be that the Tesla Roadster will be much faster than the Rimac Nevera.
While that may seem hard to believe considering the fact that the Nevera is a $2.15 million purpose-built electric supercar that features the latest technology, one shouldn’t forget the insane performance that Tesla has managed to squeeze out of the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid. , two family cars starting at $110,000.
The Model S Plaid, for example, goes from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds and covers the quarter mile in 9.23 seconds with a trap speed of 155 mph, according to Tesla’s website.
With the Tesla Roadster expected to feature an evolution of the three-motor electric powertrain in existing Plaid models, and that it will certainly be lighter and more aerodynamic than the S Plaid, the Rimac Nevera’s 0-60 mph record doesn’t seem impossible. break it.
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At the unveiling of the 2017 Roadster, Tesla said the electric supercar can go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, and that’s without the option of SpaceX, which is supposed to cut the time from 0-60 to a ridiculous 1.1 seconds.
Keep in mind, as someone pointed out on Twitter, this won’t be a fair fight because Nevera doesn’t offer cold-gas boosters assisted by covered pressure vessels.
We may learn what the Tesla Roadster has to offer as early as next year, when the model “hopefully” launches, according to Elon Musk’s comments at the 2023 annual shareholder meeting on May 16.
“We expect to complete the engineering and design of the next generation Tesla Roadster this year and hope – this is not a commitment – to start production next year,” he said. Musk also noted that while the roadster won’t become a significant contributor to revenue and will be a modest contributor to profitability, it will “get sick.”
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