Dubai motorists given first chance to test drive the world's fastest electric car

The Rimac C_Two can go from 0 to 97kph in less than two seconds

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An all-electric hypercar that can go from 0 to 97 kilometres an hour in less than two seconds will be available to road test in Dubai before anywhere else in the world.

The Rimac C_Two has a top speed of 425kph, making it faster than the original version of the Bugatti Veyron, the quickest petrol-engine car in the world.

The Veryon can accelerate from 0 to 97kph in 2.5 seconds, and as a top speed of 410kph.

The C_Two has a range of 547km on each charge, and is available to order, if you can afford the estimated $2.5 million price tag.

Croatian manufacturers Rimac Automobili plan a first production run of 150 vehicles.

The two-seater will be available through electric car retailers EV Lab in Dubai, and motoring enthusiasts will be able to take it for a test drive from October.

With four electric motors powering each wheel, the C_Two has four-wheel drive and exceptional speed. It can be charged to 80 per cent capacity in less than 30 minutes.

Kevin Chalhoub, founder and chief executive of EV Lab said Dubai will be the first location in the world where the C-Two can be test driven.

While the Rimac C-Two has an eye-watering top speed, it does not take the title of the world’s fastest electric car.

That belongs to the Buckeye Bullet, a one-off, specially designed vehicle that set a land speed record of 550kph in 2016.

The title of the world’s fastest street-legal production car, regardless of how it is powered, belongs to the SSC Tuatara, which has a top speed of 455kph.