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Rimac Believes Electric Cars Can Accelerate to 60 mph in under 1 Second

Electric vehicles are breaking acceleration records and Rimac thinks it can go even further with its future models.

  • The Rimac Nevera is currently the fastest accelerating road-legal car, with a 0 to 60 sprint of fewer than 2 seconds

  • The company’s chief engineer claims EVs can cut this time in half

  • This could subject occupants to forces as high as 7 g

Rimac recently launched its first hypercar and doing so, became the record holder for the fastest acceleration in a road-legal vehicle.

The electric Nevera is capable of completing the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint in only 1.85 seconds, but the company thinks it can do better.

Indeed, Rimac’s chief engineer, Matija Renić believes that the automaker could make a quicker hypercar by focusing solely on its acceleration.

This is to say that Rimac didn’t make the Nevera as quick as it could in a straight line in order to make it a more competent sports car that is fun and easy to drive on the road or on a race track.

By keeping acceleration times as the primary target for a new car, Renić thinks it is possible to reduce the acceleration time to under a second, or about half as long as the current Nevera.

This acceleration would be so strong that it would compete against top-fuel dragsters and it could subject the driver and a passenger to forces that could reach 7 g, higher than the maximum force generated by Formula 1 cars during heavy braking.

These kinds of forces are close to the human body’s limits and they can actually make occupants sick.

Rimac seems to believe its next hypercar will be capable of such accelerations despite being road-legal.

However, since the Nevera has just been introduced, this future model with a sub-second acceleration capability is still a number of years away.

Source: The Drive

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