Rimac Automobili unveils 1088hp Concept One electric

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Rimac Automobili unveils 1088hp Concept One electric

Postby Nismo on Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:46 pm

When you need four digits and a comma to specify the amount of horsepower your car puts down, you know you're talking about something very, very special indeed. Such is the case for the Concept One, the first car from virtual unknown manufacturer Rimac Automobili, styled by designer Adriano Mudri. The firm (which is Croatian, not Italian, by the way) has created this machine and given it four electric motors. They combine for an astounding 1,088 horsepower but, perhaps even more importantly, enable torque vectoring across all four wheels -- varying the power at each corner to pull the car around turns.

That performance equates to a 0 - 62MPH time of 2.8 seconds, while the maximum range is rated as 600km (about 375 miles) thanks to a 92kWh lithium ion phosphate (LiFePO4) battery. It is, alas, just a concept for now, but with a little bit of funding the folks at Rimac hope to bring it to market. And we hope they do too.





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Re: Rimac Automobili unveils 1088hp Concept One electric

Postby Ninja0n3 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:47 pm

Very nice looking.
I'd love to see the actual tests on it (600km seems like a lot running on batteries). I also couldn't see where they specify the charging time for it. 3h, 6, 12?

On a side note, I like seeing the evolution of electric cars, too bad, nothing is really viable at this point as a daily driver range wise...
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