/2011 IAA: Rimac Concept One

2011 IAA: Rimac Concept One

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Rimac finally revealed their new electric supercar in full, as the car goes on display at IAA. The Rimac Concept One is like the Koenigsegg of electric cars.

No, seriously, it is! For starters, it looks awesome. Not as outlandish as you might expect from a full-on supercar, but it’s definitely got a magnificent presence. Then there’s the powertrain, and that’s where things get really exciting.

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Rimac doesn’t reveal the technical details of the motors, but they say the system develops a massive 1088 HP. That, given the 1.6 ton weight of the car, gives it a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of 2.8 seconds and top speed of 305 km/h (limited). What’s more, they say thanks to 92kWh battery module, it has a range of 600 km before you need to charge it up. It’s brilliant.

Now, I know these figures are too good to be true, especially when a newbie from Croatia claims them. But based on the films we have seen of their factory and development center, these guys are for real.

They’ve even hired a team of former Pininfarina employees just to design the interior of this car, and then had the well-known specialist Vilner to make it. “Special attention has been paid to the infotainment system and gadgets like head-up-displays and soft-close doors which had to match the propulsion technology in its advancement” says Rimac.

Production of Rimac Concept One is planned for 2013, limited to 88 units. Pricing is yet to be announced.

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