Rimac has recently taken the wraps off the production version of the Concept_One, slated for the official worldwide public introduction during the Geneva Motor Show.
The model that will hit the production line is virtually unchanged from the concept that was first showcased at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring a smallish and sleek grille, a massive hood and a rakish windscreen. The model will also be featured with a carbon fiber rear diffuser, bespoke taillights, and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires. Rimac was coy on specifics regarding the cockpit but mentioned there are no plastic parts in there – anything the owner touches is carbon fiber, aluminum, or Alcantara upholstery. Drivers will take their information from a digital instrument cluster and a unique infotainment system with 4G connectivity. Power is provided courtesy of an 82 kilowatt hour battery that feeds the four electric motors placed at the center of both axles – the all-wheel drive setup is granted a combined maximum output of 1,072 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.
This means the Concept_One will perform the 0-62 miles per hour task in 2.6 seconds, reach 124 mph in 6.2 seconds, and go all the way up to 186 mph in 14.2 seconds. The top speed will be of 220 mph. Thanks to the four electric motor setup, the Concept_One has a torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system that is able to calculate the exact torque distribution between the wheels. The AWD comes with four presets: comfort, control, track, and drift, while the driver can further customize it or deactivate it entirely. “My goal was to not to create an electric version of existing supercars. I wanted to create technology to make the supercar considerably better in every regard – faster, more fun, and more efficient. I wanted to make the supercar of the 21st century,” commented Rimac Automobili CEO Mate Rimac. By the way, only eight units will be produced, but there’s no timeframe for that yet or for the pricing and availability.