Rimac’s Amazing Electric Vehicle

Gary S. Vasilash

This is the Rimac Concept_One.


It is an electric vehicle. It comes from Rimac Automobili. Rimac Automobili is based in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia. That’s certainly out of the ordinary.

So is the Rimac Concept_One.

According to the company, this electric vehicle has a power output of 1,088 hp. It provides 1,180 lb-ft of torque from 0 to 6,500 rpm and it goes from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. There are four wheel motors; Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 high-speed dual permanent magnet oil-cooled motors providing a peak 600 kW in the front, and similar 400-kW motors in the rear. There is a lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFEPO4) battery pack with a 91 kWh capacity used. The “realistic range” for the vehicle is 311 miles.

The Concept_One features a carbon fiber monocoque with the battery pack, which is in a milled- and sheet-aluminum housing, integrated. There are carbon fiber subframes in the front and rear. There is a carbon fiber crash structure. Ceramic discs are used for the brakes all around.

Designers involved in the project are former employees of Pininfarina.

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Mate Rimac, CEO of the company, who is 24, said of the car, “We started with a blank sheet of paper. The idea was to create an exceptional supercar with a new propulsion concept. What we have here is a fully fledged hypercar that is as powerful as a Bugatti, as stylish as a Ferrari, and as luxurious as a Mercedes, all while managing to forsake even the tiniest sip of gasoline.”

Price? Approximately $1-million.

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