Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne has surmised the metamorphosis of the world in lucid words. He says: “Times have changed, and times are strange, here I come, but I ain’t the same.”
Automotive technology has proved these words true. It has changed and flourished in the last ten years. Collectively, we have moved away from fossil fuel-based vehicles and decided to embrace electric energy for our vehicles.
With thousands of automakers coming up with new and fantastic designs every day, we live in an age where we will have electric vehicles all around us soon.
If there has been backlash over the EV industry, it has only been that new wave electric cars aren’t as fast as old gasoline machines. Thankfully, some car manufacturers took this criticism to heart and decided to build electric beasts to make our hearts race.
So let’s take a look at a few of these mean machines that have the potential to blow your mind whole.
Audi RS E-tron GT Quattro
Audi has been a significant player in the EV industry, catering to top-end speed-focused models. The RS E-tron GT Quattro is one such beast.
As a result, you will find the E-Tron GT Quattro a commonality in the streets of Hollywood. In fact, Tony Stark drives this very car in the MCU’s Avengers movie mania.
So, how fast does the RS E-tron GT Quattro go? This magnificent machine has the potential to go from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds.
That is a fantastic achievement, considering that the car weighs upwards of 2300 kg. The car is powered by its top-notch set of twin electric motors and has a two-speed transmission to administer its engine.
The Audi RS E-Tron GT Quattro costs more than £100,000, but the price is justified with its top speed of 155 mph and a cumulative 637 bhp power output.
Lotus, the Norfolk-based Supercar manufacturers, will soon be unveiling their Evija. Touted as the company’s Mona Lisa, the Evija is expected to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than three seconds, and its top speed will be more than 200 mph.
The most exciting thing about the Lotus Evija is its weight. The car weighs only 1700 kg. That flyweight would allow it to sail through the roads when it is launched.
The Evija is also expected to generate an ungodly amount of power – 1923 bhp -, and that is simply unheard of. With these features, this majestic supercar is expected to cost more than £1.5 million.
Lotus is expected to power this beast of a car with new signature technology that will be a game-changer in the field of manufacturing EVs. We have no doubt that the Evija is designed to make superfast drives comfortable for the driver and that it will be blazing the streets soon.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Another established carmaker in this list, the Porsche Taycan, stands out from the rest of the cars because it is a series-production model. Most other cars here are unique products and are manufactured in limited numbers, unlike the Taycan.
It runs on a similar engine as the Audi E-Tron, i.e., a dual-motor, and can go from being stationary to 60 mph in a mind-numbing 2.6 seconds. Its top speed is a whopping 162 mph, beating the E-Tron by a close margin.
The company’s design of the Taycan makes drivers believe that they are riding any other Porsche car. In fact, the sheer power of the Taycan can give drivers the illusion that they are riding in an ICE car.
Additionally, the vehicle is an essential presence in EVs since it marked the entry of one of the biggest carmakers in the world into the all-electric car game. The Taycan costs approximately £135,000 and is one of the top-rated electric cars in the world.
Japanese automaker Aspark has created the Owl, arguably one of the most expensive all-electric supercars on the block. The company justifies the £2.5 million price with a fantastic acceleration – 0-60 mph in 1.69 seconds – and a riveting top speed of 249 mph.
The Owl is backed by four motors in its engine, generating a whopping 1985 bhp output. Unfortunately, for a car that is supposed to race through tracks at lightning-fast speed, the Owl packs a relatively small ergonomic 64 kWh battery. The car’s range is therefore limited to being under 300 miles.
However, this Aspark production has a streamlined body design to ensure that the car tears through headwinds with ease. Moreover, the company plans to create only 50 units of the Owl to make it an exclusive phenomenon.
Let’s move away from supercars for a bit and look at how electric motors can also power pickup trucks and SUVs. Rivian, another force to reckon with in the EV business, has come up with the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV.
Both these mean machines are well-known in the market for their great acceleration. Both vehicles can go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds flat. For cars that are not designed for speed, that acceleration is nothing but pure gold.
Rivian fits these vehicles with a 135 kWh battery that can produce more than 700 bhp power. With these specs, the R1S and R1T have a range of roughly 300-400 miles.
Rivian will be marketing both these all-electric vehicles for a price of £53,000 later in 2021. Now that is a modest one compared to a few other companies.
Tesla Model X
No list of electric vehicles is complete without Tesla. Elon Musk’s brainchild corporation has become a superstar in the EV industry. And, since we were discussing SUVs, let’s talk about Tesla’s biggest car to date.
Sure, the company has manufactured the Cybertruck, but the Model X is Tesla’s largest car. The Model X weighs a gnarly 2,500 kg, and with a capacity of seven people, it might just be the heaviest Tesla machine out there.
Nevertheless, it can go from 0-60 mph in an unbelievable time of 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. Tesla retails the Model X for £97,890.
The car also features its curiously opening Falcon Doors – doors that open like the wings of a falcon. That designed element in the car makes it a favorite among modern urban consumers.
Tesla Model S
Tesla is a powerhouse in the EV business. So it is no surprise that multiple Tesla models are featured in this list; they are all simply wonderful cars.
The Model S has been one of the company’s oldest products, and they have gradually managed to raise its acceleration. Now, the latest Plaid+ model can go from 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds.
Moreover, Tesla’s signature tri-motor setup and batteries produce 1100 bhp output and allow the car to run for more than 500 miles in a single charge. A top speed of almost 200 mph is the cherry on top.
The Tesla Model S is arguably the simplest supercar on this list, with its minimalist interior and fast engine. It has the potential to give you intense speed without handling a supercar design.
It is also made using commonly available materials, unlike other supercars, and is retailed at approximately £140,000.
Faraday Future FF91
Chinese EV maker Faraday Future has burst into the superfast all-electric car scene with its FF91 model. While the company faced significant hardships to get its wheels rolling, the FF91 has the potential to turn its fortunes around.
The FF91 is a supersized SUV that is going to be luxuriously furnished on the inside. It is all set to roll into production soon. Initial tests showed that the FF91 went from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
However, since then, that time has gone down to 2.2 seconds. For a car that is as big as the Tesla Model X, that acceleration time is a feather in Faraday Future’s cap.
The FF91 is expected to run a 120 kWh battery pack that should enable the car to go over 350 miles in a single charge. Its all-wheel drive is run by powerful motors that produce 1050 bhp and run the vehicle smoothly. The FF91 is expected to be priced between £90,000-£170,000, depending upon its features.
Croatian carmaker Rimac has created an absolute beast of the road. The C_Two is the Godzilla of all-electric cars, with a mammoth top speed of 258 mph.
The C_Two is Rimac’s offering to the public as well as to other large automotive companies. In addition, Rimac plans to market the C_Two’s technology to other potential clients like Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, and Automobili Pininfarina.
The C_Two runs on 1914 bhp, an insane amount produced by electric motors. Moreover, it can go from 0-60 mph in only 1.85 seconds. Its 120 kWh battery allows the supercar to run at least 400 miles on a single charge.
Like the Aspark Owl, Rimac plans to manufacture only 150 units of the C_Two, making it an exclusive product. Each unit is sold for £2 million.
Automobili Pininfarina Battista
The Battista by Automobili Pininfarina grabs the award for the longest brand name on this list. It is built on the foundations of the Rimac C_Two.
That means the Battista also runs a 4-wheel drive 120kWh battery, just like the C_Two. Moreover, the two supercars also share a few other components.
The four motors of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista generate more than 1800 bhp, allowing the supercar to race ahead at a top speed of 217 mph. As if that blistering speed was not enough, the Battista can go from idle to 60mph in under 2 seconds.
Lastly, following in the footsteps of Rimac and Aspark, Automobili Pininfarina has decided to make only 150 units of the Battista. Each unit is priced at a little over £2 million.
Tesla Model 3
Arguably Tesla’s most popular car, the Model 3, is an absolute global phenomenon. It would be safe to say that Tesla earns most of its money from Model 3 sales in specific EV market pockets.
However, gradual iterations of the car have seen better performance and speed. The latest version of the Model 3 can go from 0-60 mph in approximately 3 seconds. It also has a top speed of 162 mph. Now, you might think that the acceleration of the Model 3 is not quite up to the mark.
However, you must understand that a McLaren F1 also takes 3 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. The Model 3 is not designed to be the fastest on the road. It is only designed to make daily commutes faster.
It has boots in the back and front, seating for five people, and a range of 329 miles for every full charge. The Model 3 is arguably the best electric car you can buy for urban travel. Another factor that makes it the best in its price — £52,000.
The most widely anticipated all-electric fast car has to be the Tesla Roadster. It is simply the best of all worlds. The original Roadster was revealed in 2017, and its newest model is supposed to be launched later this year.
The Roadster is Tesla’s entry into the sports cars and supercars market. It reportedly can go from static to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and has a top speed of over 250 mph. What sets the Roadster apart from other supercars is its 200 kWh battery, which allows the car to go more than 600 miles on a single charge.
All of the Tesla Roadster specs are very competitive with the Rimac C_Two and the Aspark Owl. So, how much does the Roadster cost?
Elon Musk has decided that something as prized as the Roadster will cost only £189,000. A Tesla supercar at that price is a great purchase. So keep your credit cards ready because the Roadster may enter markets anytime now.
We hope you loved our compilation of the fastest electric cars in the market right now.
Most of these vehicles are either available for purchase or will be available in a few months. So, this list will help you in your research for the best EV for you.
Noel Joseph has been in the world of motor vehicles for a long period. Currently, he is enthusiastic about Electric & Hybrid Motors and is an independent researcher. He advocates for a clean and sustainable future and envisions utilizing his years of experience in mechanical engineering. His new venture here at CompactPower.com is to organize and simplify knowledge on Electric vehicles. He wants to build a space where people can talk about EVs and associated technologies with freedom.