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After teasing its electric Concept One more than a month ago, the little known Croatian automaker, Rimac Automobili, has decided to present its 1.088 horsepower supercar at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in an atmosphere which reminds us of the Bugatti Veyron’s debut.
Rimac Automobili’s Concept One comes with the classic recipe of four electric motors powering each wheel and delivering a total of 1.088 horsepower and an ever more impressive amount of torque: 3.800 Nm or 2.802 lb-ft, but being a fully electric vehicle, the supercar’s torque is probably available at low RPMs. I know that you probably think that an electric vehicle can’t be named a supercar, but weighing 1.650 kilograms, the Concept
One can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds (0 to 62 mph), being electronically limited to 305 km/h or 195 mph. And now let’s talk about its range which is not 100, 200 or even 300 kilometers, but the supercar can travel 600 kilometers or 373 miles on a single charge. I wonder what Tesla Motors has to say about that. “I believe that the electric motor is a much better machine compared to the ICE, in almost all aspects, especially for a sports car”, said the CEO of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac. It seems that the small
Croatian automaker came to life after Mate Rimac converted his old BMW to a race EV, but those who want one of the electric supercars will have to wait a while because deliveries will be starting in 2013 and the production of the first model is limited to 88 units.
The production of the Concept One will be limited to 88 units, starting with deliveries in 2013. Rumour has it that the Abu Dhabi royal family has already singed on for a Rimac of its own.
Tesla Roadster owned by German electric company RWE visited Zagreb, Croatia on its 2010. European Tour. Mate Rimac, young Croatian inventor challenged Tesla Roadster with his BMW converted into VST electric race car. Drag race happened on the streets of Zagreb (please do not try this on your streets, it was done with Croatian police help). Tesla Roadster 0-60 3,9 sec, BMW VST electric 0-60 maybe 3,4 sec or less. Go electric! ))