Can a car accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in one second?

How fast can you accelerate in a road car? In the era of hypercar talking about acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h means having to deal with ridiculously low times, blinks of an eye to go from a quiet situation to motorway speeds. A few examples? There Bugatti Chironthanks to its powerful 8-liter W16, takes just 2.4 “. Very little, but” just “1.7” less than the Porsche 959, which in 1986 (a geological era when it comes to technology) was the fastest car in the world.

Do we therefore have to “surrender” to the idea that the 2-second wall will never be lowered? Absolutely not: there is in fact the Rimac Fridge, the electric hypercar of the Croatian company recently owner of Bugatti, with a declared time of 1.85 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h). Formula 1 acceleration, for a car created to circulate freely on roads open to the public. However, according to Matija Renic, head of the engineering department of Rimac Nevera, the limit has not yet been reached.

Drag race for everyone

Interviewed by The Drive, in fact, the Croatian engineer, when asked if it is possible to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a second, replied “Also below the second“. And immediately we start to dream, because we are approaching the universe of drag races, monsters on wheels capable of tearing the asphalt accelerating from 0 to 100 in about 0.8 seconds. Only in that case it is a question of cars that cannot be more particular, born to live in the space of the classic quarter of a mile.

Rimac Fridge

The cars Renic talks about are those for “every day” (bank account permitting), destined to travel kilometers after kilometers on the road and on the track. Between saying and doing, however, the classic sea and the chief engineer are involved Rimac he did not explain how, and possibly when, a car capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in one second will arrive. We can only say that it definitely will 100% electric.

A rhyme about Bugatti?

Now, beyond the technical doubt there is also the marketing question: if ever the Croatian manufacturer were to develop the technologies to replicate the experience of a dragster on a road model, which brand will it use? Rimac or Bugatti?

Bugatti Mistral

Bugatti Mistral

Of course, the coat of arms of the French company would act as an additional sounding board, but the heart may want to bring the record to the brand founded by the volcanic Mate Rimac. However, we are sure that, in this case, the Group’s communication office would be happy to find itself in front of such a doubt, to launch the fastest car in the world in 0-100.


Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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