Rimac Automobili d.o.o. (Ltd.) is launching a production version of its Concept_One, an electric hypercar developed in Croatia, Europe. What makes Concep_One special is that it served as a technology demonstrator which was so impressive, several car manufacturers contracted Rimac to build them a bespoke version of their own vehicles. At the same time, Christian von Koenigsegg was so impressed with the in-house technology that his Regera is powered by a Koenigsegg-Rimac drivetrain, without a gearbox. Concept_One is a different beast altogether. 1088 hp, and 1600 Nm / 1180 pound ft. (electronically limited) take the vehicle to 300 kph / 186 mph in just a bit over 14
Croatia is a country mostly known as for its beautiful locations and as a birthplace many inventors, most notably Nikola Tesla, Faust Vrancic (creator of Parachute), Slavoljub Penkala (hint: the first three letters of his surname), David Schwarz (Zeppelin or flying airship) and many more. Recently, the country is becoming a hotbed of electric propulsion technology, with RIMAC Automobili hypercars, Dok-Ing electric mining vehicles, Ducati compact electric cars etc. Its neighbour Slovenia is also becoming a powerhouse with electric ‘crafts’ which you may not expect – Slovenian Pipistrel was shamefully blocked by Airbus and Siemens and almost beat them in their own game of an electric aircraft, while Quadrofoil started the deliveries of
For the past couple of weeks, Rimac Automobili Facebook page was filled with teasers about a special racing vehicle for a special race. That ‘special race’ is no longer a secret, as Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima and visited Zagreb, Croatia and made an announcement that Monster and Rimac have teamed up to create a 1MW, 1,341hp race vehicle with yet unknown torque. Rimac Automobili is world known for its 1,088hp Concept_One electric car, with the company further expanding their line up with Greyp electric bikes, which is now a stand-alone company – as well as their collaboration with Koenigsegg on their Regera hypercar, a 1500hp hybrid monster.