Rimac Automobile prepares world’s first all-electric hypercar, the Concept_One on March 1st at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Just eight units will be made, at an as of yet, undisclosed final price, though, in the past, Rimac had revealed that it was targeting a starting price of around €800,000 in Europe before taxes, which comes to just over $880,000 at today’s currency rates.
Only a few things have changed compared to the original Concept_One, mainly cosmetic, with the production car gaining tweaked LED fixtures on both ends, additional vents and a larger diffuser on the rear bumper, conventional door mirrors instead of cameras, and different wheels on the outside.
In the interior, it lost the study’s twin screens for the mirrors on either side of the fully digital instrument panel, while getting a new slanted center console that hosts a large touch-screen for the infotainment system and the vehicle’s secondary functions. The Concept_One’s dynamics and powertrain functions such as the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring System are controlled through physical buttons, machined from billet aluminum.
Rimac maintained the supercar’s electric powertrain that includes four permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, located in the center of both axles, delivering a combined 1073hp (1,088PS) and 1,600Nm (1,1795 lb-ft) of torque from zero RPM. What makes Rimac’s system stand out is that it includes four gearboxes – a single speed transmission for each of the front motors, and a two-speed carbon fiber double clutch transmission for each of the rear motors.