Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster has won the title of “the fastest car in the world”. according to their website.
The 2022 Tesla Roadster has good credentials to claim to be the fastest electric car ever, as its specs say it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, with around 288 horsepower on its way to a top speed of over 250 mph. It also has a range of about 620 miles.
All this and it will cost you around $200,000 to $250,000 to drive away in one of these luxury cars.
According to a recent study, three competing electric cars beat the Tesla Roadster in speed estimates. CAR Magazine report. The fastest to 60 mph is the British-built McMurtry Spierling, which sprints from 0 to 100 mph in 1.5 seconds, but only has a top speed of 150 mph. But that car is not for sale.
The Aspark Owl takes second place with a 0 to 60 mph time of 1.69 seconds and a top speed of 249 mph. The McMurtry Spierling may be “priceless,” but the Aspark Owl is quite expensive at £2.5 million ($2.97 million).
New Tesla Rival Rolls Off The Production Line
The latest challenger to Tesla’s fastest car claim, Croatia-based Rimac Nevera, rolled its first EV off the production line on July 12 as it built a demonstrator and marketing vehicle. These cars take five weeks to build on the final assembly line, with many of its parts and systems being manufactured months in advance at Rimac facilities. according to a company statement.
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The statement says that the Rimac Nevera hypercar accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in 1.85 seconds and reaches a top speed of 256 mph, with a whopping 1,914 horsepower. It took five years of development and testing, three generations of powertrain technology, 18 prototypes, 45 physical crash tests and more than 1.6 million collective hours of research and development to bring the car to the road.
The EV maker will deliver these vehicles to its global network of 25 official dealer partners in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the statement said. Price estimates range from about $2.27 million to $2.5 million.
“At the beginning of Nevera’s journey, we ran thousands of virtual simulations and experimented with countless designs,” Rimac Group CEO Mate Rimac said in a statement this time. , the company employed about 300 people and now we are in full production, our company has grown fivefold to over 1,500 colleagues, and construction of our new 100,000 m² (1.07 million sq ft) Rimac Campus is in full swing.”
Rimac’s rivalry with Tesla is growing as the Croatian company develops a battery module to rival the 4680 battery technology used in Musk’s Model Y EVs. According to CarBuzz. Tesla’s 4680 batteries measure 46 millimeters in diameter and 80 millimeters in height, speeding up charging times.
Rimac is developing a similar 46mm diameter battery module that has greater energy density and fewer cells than older batteries. Rimac reportedly supplies batteries to various automakers and plans to increase the number of battery packs available to automakers from 40,000 in 2023 to 200,000 in 2028.
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