The automotive industry is being fundamentally changed in terms of mobility by the apparition of numerous startups – chief among them being Tesla – but some things actually never change.
Take for example the all-electric hypercar Rimac Concept_One, which at one time held to record for being the fastest battery-powered car in the world. It has since been surpassed by others, and that may be the reason why its manufacturer decided the model ear change needs to be addressed in the same manner as if we were talking about a VW Golf. Yes, we mean some upgrades. The Rimac Concept_One currently on the floor at the Geneva Motor Show has turned to model year 2018 and comes with a raft of upgrades. Most importantly, the old model’s 1,088 hp (800 kW) power has been bumped to a better 1,224 hp (900 kW), meaning the updated Concept_One can now sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) a tenth of a second faster – in a mere 2.5 seconds.
From 0 to 124 mph (200 kph) it’s going to whistle in six seconds, which is two tenths of a second faster than before. The 0-186 mph (0-300 kph) task will also be done faster – in 14 seconds, or two tenths of a second quicker than the previous model year. The maximums peed remains the same at a blazing fast 221 mph (355 kph). The other upgrades include a modified torque vectoring system and the significant upgrade from an 82-kWh battery to a larger 90-kWh pack. Range has thus surged from 330 kilometers (205 miles) to 350 km (217 miles).