When money is no object and the sky is the limit in terms of zero-emission performance, this is the vehicle to choose.
Here is a list of the top 10 best road-legal performance EVs in the world.
10. Tesla Roadster (second-gen)
Okay, we’ll admit it: we’re a little early on this one, but with good reason. We’ve been waiting for the Tesla Roadster since 2017 when we were promised 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, 0-100mph in 4.2 seconds, the quarter-mile in 8.8 seconds, and a peak speed of over 250mph thanks to three electric motors. Oh, and a 620-mile range is claimed, courtesy to a massive 200kWh battery.
However, the initial selling date of 2020 was moved back to 2021. When 2021 arrived, it was put back to 2022. So you can probably predict what occurred earlier this year… it was postponed till 2023.
9. Lucid Air Dream Edition P
Uh oh, another all-powerful electric vehicle has been born in Silicon Valley. But don’t stop reading just yet, because there’s more to the Lucid Air than its 520-mile stated range, which rivals the Mercedes EQS.
8. Aspark Owl
The Aspark Owl has arrived. The all-electric Japanese hypercar has been a long time in the making, with the 2,012bhp and 1,475lb ft monster just recently entering production.
We hasten to note that this is a limited-run creation, with only 50 sets to be produced, making seeing one in person as unlikely as seeing its namesake in London. According to Aspark, the Owl can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.69 seconds, 0 to 186 miles per hour in 10.6 seconds, and on to a peak speed of 249 miles per hour.
7. Lotus Evija
It will cost a whopping £2.4 million and has four engines, four-wheel drive, 1,972bhp, 0-62mph in under three seconds, 0-124mph in six seconds, and a peak speed of more than 200mph.
6. Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Whereas the most powerful normal Mach-E had 346bhp, the quicker GT had 480bhp. That matters because it makes the Mach-E more powerful than the 5.0-liter V8 found in the Mustang Mach 1 coupe, as well as faster from 0 to 62mph — 3.7 secs vs. 4.8 secs.
5. Audi RS e-Tron GT
The Porsche Taycan’s sibling vehicle. We won’t get into the discussion about which wears the smarter suit because they’re both based on the same VW Group platform and share the same basic chassis and engine setup.
Instead, we’ll concentrate on the fact that this is the most powerful RS model yet. And while its statistics are a little less than the Taycan’s – 637bhp, 612lb-ft, 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds, top speed of 155mph – there’s still little that’ll out-accelerate you in a straight line.
4. Porsche Taycan Turbo S
The Turbo S has a total of 751bhp and 774lb-ft of torque to play with, sufficient for a 0-62 miles per hour time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 162mph.
3. Tesla Model S Plaid
The Model S Plaid, according to Tesla, is the “fastest production automobile ever.” Tesla also boasts that the Model S Plaid goes from 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds when equipped with the proper tyres.
With three electric motors, 1,020bhp and 1,050lb-ft of torque, and a quarter-mile time of 9.23 seconds, on the way to a peak speed of 200mph.
2. Pininfarina Battista
Underneath the Italian-sketched skin, you’ll find the same electric stuff as in the Nevera, comparable mind-blowing performance, and a limited run of only 150 units – and a price tag of roughly £2 million per unit.
But, to be honest, you weren’t expecting zero-emission performance to be cheap, were you?
1. Rimac Nevera
You’ve probably heard of Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac, if only because of his electric sports car firm Rimac Automobili. And if you are, you’re probably aware of his Rimac Nevera hypercar, which takes its name from the Croatian word for an electrically charged storm, nevera, which has been known to pummel coasts at speeds of up to 155mph.
The road-going Nevera, on the other hand, is capable of 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds, 100mph in 4.3 seconds, 186mph in 9.3 seconds, and 258mph with a 120kWh battery, four electric motors, 1,914bhp and 1,740lb-ft of torque. More of a hurricane than a storm.