The drag race between the Concept_One, Tesla P90D L and LaFerrari by Archie Hamilton got quite some attention recently. It sparked the interests of enthousiasts to do more. Many called for a race against the Porsche 918.
Alejandro Salomondrin was first to challenge the Concept_One against the 918 during the Monterey Car Week.
“The 918 was dominant in most of the head-to-head comparisons between the Holy Trinity (McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918) so we weren’t really sure what to expect,” said Rimac creator Mate Rimac.
“This was the big boy’s league and I must admit – I was nervous. We didn’t have the opportunity to try this before so we were also risking to lose in front of a big audience. Still, we were more than happy to try and show what the car can do. I thought to myself: “Even if we lose, it is not so bad to lose against one of the best performance cars ever made – the Porsche 918.””
He continued: “Racing on a prepared drag strip was a first for me – I have never seen such a track in person. I thought that the grip is going to be on such insane levels that there won’t be any slip at all. I had no idea what to expect – my thoughts went from “We will brake some records here today!” to “Will the driveshafts survive the grip?””
Watch the video to find out how it unfolded.