The last time we saw an EV pit itself against a BMW, it wasn’t a great day for the German car. On this occasion, the beemer is the EV, and it’s one that all the others will formally have to delight in seeing from behind. The automobile in question is the Rimac e-M3, the greenhorn EV-firm owner’s individual custom ride, and it’s simply been formally acknowledged as the fastest speeding up electric car (with some classification caveats). The record-breaking run in fact took place April 2011, but it appears the FIA isn’t fairly so fast when it involves making things official. The Croatian motorist covered the very first eighth of a mile in 7.549 seconds, requiring less than five more for the same distance once again (1/4 mile in 11.808 seconds). This is where the official-dom ends, but the total mile was finished in 35.347, which is still pending the FIA nod. Happy as motorist Mate Rimac is, he already thinks there’s something quicker. Exactly what might that be? His brand-new pre-production Concept_One of course. Catch the auto in action after the break.
Filed under: Misc, TransportationRimac e-M3 breaks EV acceleration records, soon to be dethroned by its very own developer (video) initially appeared on Engadget on Sunlight, 14 Oct 2012 05:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of supplies. Permalink|Rimac Automibili|E-mail this|Opinions
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