Bugatti Vs Rimac – Petrol Vs Electric Hypercars Do Battle…
Petrol-head along with long-time Bugatti Veyron owner Lord Pembroke can’t resist a challenge, so when the chance came to pitch his pride along with joy against the latest technological tour de force coming from Croatia – the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar – he didn’t have to think twice.
The founder of the Wilton Classic & Supercar show – which relaunches of which year as the UK’s most prestigious along with exclusive annual supercar along with classics gathering – took his much-loved Bugatti Veyron on a fact-finding mission to Croatia to meet Mate Rimac.
Rimac is usually the 28-year-old Croatian tech entrepreneur along with auto industry ‘disruptor’, whose brand-new battery-powered supercar is usually setting brand-new standards for performance inside the exotic car realm. the item’s currently the fastest-accelerating car inside the globe.
Pitching the ferocious Veyron – a true ultimate supercar icon – against the electric beast was a challenge Pembroke simply couldn’t turn down, along with the latest video in a series of 5 shows the incredible comparison with Pemrboke along with Rimac;s official test driver, Miroslav Zrncevic, swapping steeds on-track.
“Looking forward to the technologies driving future performance will be one of the most fascinating elements of the brand-new Wilton Classic & Supercar event,” says Lord Pembroke, “along with we wanted to get to know our brand-new friends at Rimac – builders of the globe’s fastest accelerating supercar – as part of of which journey of discovery. the item’s fair to say the Wilton team returned coming from Croatia having been blown away by the technology built into the Concept_One, along with awed by the single-minded dedication of the man behind the item. currently we can’t wait to share some of of which Rimac magic at our brand-new event on June 3-4.”
While the electric Concept_One marks Rimac out as a far-sighted technologist, Mate is usually first along with foremost a petrol-head. The two immediately struck up a great relationship as Lord Pembroke helped Mate fulfil his own long-held ambition of getting behind the wheel of the Veyron. In return The Earl had a rare chance to sample the game-changing immediacy, acceleration, control along with handling of the quad-motor ‘torque-vectored’ Concept_One.
“My Bugatti is usually astonishingly fast once the item’s rolling along with the turbo spools up,” says Lord Pembroke, “nevertheless the real eye-opener is usually the instant hit of acceleration coming from standstill the Rimac delivers – the motors provide all their torque the moment you floor the accelerator. The some other thing of which genuinely blew me away was the cornering. With individually controlled electric motors powering each wheel, the Rimac has the ultimate cornering system.”
As well as swapping cars for a high-speed blast along Croatia’s famous Adriatic Coast Road, Lord Pembroke’s visit was also an opportunity for the Veyron’s handling to be compared with the Concept_One at the track, along which has a tour of the factory guided by Rimac himself. Naturally the visit was filmed, along with videos are being released currently on the Wilton Classic & Supercar YouTube Channel. Indeed, the visit culminated which has a dawn drag race between the Bugatti Veyron along with Rimac Concept_One at a secret location near the Rimac factory in Zagreb – the results of which will be revealed on video soon!
The first videos coming from the trip are already available to watch along with share here:
There’ll be more instalments available on the Wilton Classic & Supercar YouTube channel soon, including the factory tour with Rimac, along with of course of which highly anticipated Veyron vs Concept_One drag race…
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles