We’ve seen this challenge before, old school petrol power versus modern battery tech (click here to view our previous post), but today the theme enters a new dimension as it takes the shape of a hypercar drag race.

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Heavy hitters

The feature cars in this hypercar drag race at the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and the Rimac Nevera, formerly known as the Rimac C_Two. Ferrari’s latest limited-edition creation was unveiled a few years ago. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and it has a hybrid component that, together, produces 736 kW of power and 800 N.m of torque. It represents the old school, but it’s still high-tech.

Read more about the SF90 at this link.

As two electric motors power the front wheels, the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the first Ferrari sports car to be equipped with 4WD. With a launch control program dialed into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the benchmark standing start sprint from 0-100km/h is dispatched in 2,5 seconds; 0-200 km/h takes just 6,7. Max speed is rated at 340 km/h.

In the blue corner is the Rimac Nevera. This Croatian hypercar was first shown a few years ago. Since then it has been in development and testing before the eventual production version was being finalised. We have been covering the car since its debut and followed its progress quite closely (as you can see in these links). 

Powering the Nevera are four electric motors that produce just over 1 400 kW and a whopping 2 360 N.m of torque. According to the company, this allows it to sprint to 100 km/h from standstill in under 1,85 seconds. Claimed top speed is in excess of 400 km/h. In early testing the car, then known as C_Two, recorded some impressive quarter mile times (as can be seen here). Catch the upstart manufacturer take on one of the world’s most prestigious automakers in the hypercar drag race below.