Such awe-inspiring speed is achieved thanks to the EV’s phenomenal power. Four electric motors, each with their own gearbox, generate a pulse-pounding 1088 horsepower, 1,180 lb-ft of torque and a 0-62 mph time of just 2.6 seconds. And all of that happens the instant you tap the accelerator. No wonder the Veyron struggled to keep up. Of course, there are several factors to consider here. The instant acceleration of an electric car will always outpace its fuel-powered rivals in straight-line speed, so the result would probably have been quite different if the drag race went beyond the quarter mile finish line once the Veyron’s turbos kick in.