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Archie Hamilton Races a Tesla P90D vs. a Rimac Concept One vs. a Ferrari LaFerrari

British race car driver Archie Hamilton wanted to find out how fast the Rimac Concept One really is so he came to Croatia, where Rimac is based, and brought with him a Tesla P90D with Ludicrous Mode and the ultimate road-going Ferrari – the LaFerrari.

The Rimac One is a super electric car in every sense of the word, but you might not have heard of it before. It has four motors at the wheels with a total horsepower well over 1000 hp. Each rear motor has its own two speed dual carbon clutch gearbox. The two gears allow the Concept One to accelerate quickly not only from a standstill, but while travelling speeds well over your local highway speed limit. Additionally, the Rimac One has seven independent cooling systems so the car can perform at extreme levels for prolonged hotrod sessions. With this setup, the Rimac has a few advantages over simpler electric supercars. The One can shift without losing torque. Power delivery is never interrupted since the front motors still deliver torque to the front wheels independently. The four motor powertrain architecture can control each wheel extremely precisely. With high tech traction control computers, the car can transition power from one wheel to the next in a turn or traction slippage situation.

As you can see in the video [spoiler alert] the Rimac One smokes the Tesla and it’s not even close. Later, Archie Hamilton warms up the Ferrari, which puts up a fight, but ends up mincemeat as well. The Concept_One achieved 2.69 seconds to 100 km/h and 9.92 seconds on the quarter mile. If you’re interested in owning this electro-rocket you might be able to snatch one for under a million dollars (US$980,000).


Mr. Mobile Reviews the 2017 Chevy Volt

Mr. Mobile gives an in-depth review of the new, 2017 Chevy Volt. Chevy has made some key enhancements since 2012, make sure you are up to date with all the new features.  The 2017 Chevy Volt includes self-parking, proximity sensors, front and rear mounted cameras that indicates when you are near an obstacle, blind spot warnings, remotes starting, locking, and locating, and just an absolute myriad of  “smart” features you might come to expect with a high-end vehicle these days. Also, the new Chevy Volt can take regular unleaded gasoline, instead of the premium unleaded the generator sipped before.

The Chevy Volt is an extended range electric vehicle; or you could just call it a E-REV or a PHEV.  So, it has an electric range of about 50 miles before its four-cylinder generator kicks in to extend the car’s range to 420 miles.  Then, you can choose to plug it in, charge it, or both.  Since the Volt concept’s inception, Chevy has held on to the idea that consumers would like to hold on to their traditional gas station fill-ups, while enjoying the newfangled garage charging sessions.

Unfortunately, the Chevy Volt has never been as exciting to read, write, or dream about as the Tesla Model S 85D model with a rating of 270 miles, and its $85,000 price. However 50 miles a day of solid, EV drive is more than enough range for the average American driver. According to the Borough of Transportation Statistics, the regular Joe American Driver only drives 29 miles a day.  Additionally, 45% of our trips are simply shopping and doing errands.  So like Jay Leno demonstrated, if you partition your trips wisely, you might not put a drop of gasoline in Chevy’s Volt for years.

So if you are interested in kicking gasoline to the curb, or at least enticed by visiting the pump much less frequently than Jane Soccermom in her SUV crossover next door for $34,490 to about $40,000 fully featured, the Chevy Volt may be a great deal for you.

Really! Porsche’s prototype battery-driven sports car aims to challenge Tesla Motors!

Porsche is one of the most iconic car manufacturers in the world. It has a rich history of producing some of the fastest and best looking vehicles ever to be designed. The modern range includes the latest version of the famous Porsche 911 and a variety of other vehicles right through to the Porsche Cayenne; their four wheel drive luxury model with more horsepower than the average sports car. Now, Porsche is aiming to take on the electric powered car manufacturers and build a car which will beat Tesla at their own game!

IAA 2015 - Porsche Mission E concept

At the end of last year Porsche announced its latest concept, the Mission E sports car; it is all electric, boasts 600 horsepower and will be on sale within five years. Perhaps even more impressive is that the expected range is 300 miles and the vehicle can be recharged in as little as fifteen minutes! Porsche’s Mission E is described as an all wheel drive, all wheel steering, battery powered street car. Will it manage to surpass Tesla’s performance levels? Will it be able to compete with Tesla’s competitive price ($35,000) for its latest model?


The global head of research and development at Porsche, Wolfgang Hatz has stated that the car has been on the drawing board for many years, but it has not been the right time to build it. In fact, he has been quoted as saying “it would happen when we can really deliver performance, reliability and driving range. And now the time is right.” The prototype has been in testing for one year and it is very close to obtaining approval to move on to the production phase. Although, at this stage a date has not been committed to and the price has only been hinted at being competitive for its target market.

The car is likely to be on sale for in excess of $100,000 US; it has already been acknowledged within the industry that there would be a limited demand for an electric sports car which can deliver high performance and travel for over three hundred miles on one charge. But, that those who would be interested in this sort of vehicle would be prepared to pay the price tag which goes with it. Elon Musk, the CEO of Telsa has also acknowledged that the market is there and that they are the main competitor to Porsche.

Elon Musk - The Summit 2013


Porsche is keeping to its usual impressive statistics. Mission E is intended to be a four door, four passenger vehicle but it should still reach sixty from a standing start in just three and a half seconds. It will make it all the way to one hundred and twenty in just fewer than twelve seconds.

The car will be the first car to feature an 800 volt electric system and it will be possible to recharge this system to eighty percent power in just fifteen minutes. It should be noted that there is presently no infrastructure to support the recharging; this will need to be created before the car is finally produced.


Porsche’s pioneering prototype will also feature a variety of state of the art electronic systems, including an all new eye tracking system, which is intended to sense which part of the dashboard the driver is looking at and will highlight the relevant part of the dash. It will even expand the gauges in the specific area.

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It is important to note that this car will be a Porsche; it is not intended to be targeted as competition to any other manufacturer. Porsche has its own reputation and will ensure the car meets its exacting standards; there is no doubt there will be a high level of demand from Porsche customers. This includes building a car which is iconic, balanced, fast and luxurious.

There’s no doubt about it – Porsche is one of the world’s greatest car manufacturers. But then again, the company is also one of the most expensive. Not everyone will afford to pay $100,000 on a Porsche Mission E. Fortunately Porsche has a lot more fame than Tesla. It is targeted at high-end buyers eager and it is eager to challenge its main competitors. We’re just hoping Porsche released the Mission E soon!

By Christopher Austin and Design911.co.uk!