Lamborghini and Koenigsegg have produced some of the most accelerative production cars the world has ever seen, such as the Aventador SVJ and Agera R. However, as this video demonstrates, a certain electric supercar can out-accelerate both.
This clip comes courtesy of Chinese publication YiChe and shows a drag race between a yellow Aventador SVJ and a white Agera R. Off the line, it is the Lamborghini that got the far superior launch as the Koenigsegg struggled to put all of its power to the ground.
Even as the speeds started to build, the Lamborghini held onto its strong lead and crossed the quarter-mile marker in 12.32 seconds at 191.2 km/h. Meanwhile, the Koenigsegg needed 13.17 seconds to cover the same distance and crossed the line at 199.1 km/h. Both of these times are well down on what the cars are capable of as the dusty surface of the runway made it difficult to get either off the line.
However, it wasn’t actually the Lamborghini that was the quickest that day, but instead a Nio EP9 that was being used by the publication as a camera car. Despite starting a bit further back than the two competitors, it sprinted off the line with far more pace than the Lamborghini and accelerated down the quarter-mile quicker than the two European supercars, although we have no time for the all-electric supercar.
All it takes is a quick look at the specs of the NIO EP9 to understand why it is so quick. It features an electric motor at each wheel that combine to produce 1,341 hp and, thanks to its instantaneous torque, can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.7 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.1 seconds, and 186 mph (300 km/h) in 15.9 seconds.