Report – Rimac gets new funding, will deliver second model next year image

Rimac has become famous a few years ago when it premiered the Concept_One electric supercar in 2013, and again reached the headlines because of the unfortunate crash at the hands of Richard Hammond of Top Gear and The Grand Tour fame.

The Concept_One electric supercar wasn’t vaporware – actual production examples have been delivered to clients around the world, albeit in very low numbers – and enticed the owners with an 82-kilowatt-hour battery pack for a limited range but big smiles. That’s because the powertrain delivers an astonishing 1,073 horsepower (800 kilowatts) and a 0-60 mile per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint time of just 2.8 seconds, as well as a reportedly limited top seed of 221 mph (355 kph). Now, a new 30-million-euro investment has been allegedly secured, in a bid to expand the range with a completely new model.

Asia’s largest battery manufacturer, the Shanghai-based Camel Group, is behind the funds, as the two companies have reportedly reached a subscription agreement. “We have a lot of interest from investors, but this is the amount of capital we need,” revealed the company. “We know exactly what we want to do in the next three years and we want to do it on our own terms.” Allegedly, this second new model would again be electric, and come featured in the high-end premium segment, but these are all the details we get so far – so we have no idea if it’s another two-door, a four door or even a crossover/SUV.

Via Automotive News Europe