Visitors to the Frankfurt Auto Show these days are in for a hyper-treat from Rimac Automobili. The Croatians have unveiled their Concept One eco-friendly supercar to the world, introducing a new propulsion concept.
The hypercar’s propulsion system comprises a 92 kWh battery pack and four electric motors in an All Wheel Torque Vectoring system.
Combined, they provide a total of 1088 horsepower that are capable to propel it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
The Rimac Concept One tips the scales at 1,650 kg (3,638 lbs) and has a top speed rated at 305 km/h (190 mph). It can also roll for up to 600 km (373 miles) until a full recharge is necessary.
For the sake of comparison we'll remind you that the Bugatti Veyron, which is considered to be the fastest road-legal in the world - and a conventionally powered one - sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.46 seconds propelled by the 1,001 hp.
Once you get inside the Concept One you’ll be greeted by high-tech-supercar interior designed by a team of former Pininfarina employees, led by Mr. Goran Popovic. The leather-specialist Vilner took charge of the finishing touches.
“I believe that the electric motor is a much better machine compared to the ICE, in almost all aspects, especially for a sports car," stated Mate Rimac, the CEO of Rimac Automobili.
“Exploring the labyrinth of creativity, it was obvious at an early stage that the design had to be simple and clear with a lot of sporty elegance to easily catch up with its competitors in this power & exclusivity class," added Adriano Mudri, who designed the carbon-fiber body.
As was to be expected, the Rimac Concept One will be produced in a limited run of just 88 units - just like the number of horsepower over the 1,000-mark - , with deliveries set to begin sometime in 2013.