/Production Rimac Concept One Headed to Geneva

Production Rimac Concept One Headed to Geneva

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It feels like ages since Rimac Automobili first announced their innovative all-electric hypercar, the Rimac Concept One. Now though, the concept has completed the transition to reality and the final production version will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The Rimac Concept One you’ll be able to buy soon is pretty much identical to the popular concept version. The car has the presence of a full-blooded hyper car, but a sophisticated one, and the powertrain is still as mind-bogglingly powerful.

The setup is familiar and rather simple. You get four permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, located in the centre of both axles. This results in a perfect weight distribution and extremely low centre of gravity, which is handy when you have 1,088 horsepower and 1,600 Nm of torque to play with. In order to contain that massive oomph, Rimac Concept One benefits from a super clever Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV) system which precisely calculates the optimum torque for each wheel.

Performance-wise, the Concept One sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2,6 seconds and, to 200 km/h in 6,2 and to 300 km/h in 14,2 seconds. As for the range, the juice is provided by a battery pack designed to deliver 1000 kW or 1MW of power during acceleration and to absorb 400 kW during braking (carbon ceramic discs). While Rimac does not give a number in terms of miles or kilometers, they say the pack “holds sufficient energy for an acceptable range.”

It is not just the technology and performance where Rimac Concept One blows you away with its super specifications. The car is also a super deluxe posemobile with a luxury interior and cool features such as a drift mode and 4G internet. Sadly they are only making 8 Concept Ones which means it’s going to be bloody expensive – definitely more than the $980K they proposed years ago.

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