Rimac is serious about building electric cars — make that fast electric cars. It has been a leader at building electric race cars to take on Pikes Peak. Now, it is unveiling its Concept_One, a low slung sports car with four electric motors and one megawatt of power stored in its batteries. The car blasts to 60 in just 2.6 seconds.
The heart of the new Rimac car is the electronic system that controls all that power. Called R-AWTV (Rimac all wheel torque vectoring), it uses advanced electronics to deliver precisely the amount of power each wheel needs and no more. The system samples the activity of the car 100 times a second. All the electronics were built in-house, including the bespoke infotainment and stereo system. No ordering parts off someone else’s shelf for Rimac.
In the words of the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac: “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.
“The Concept_One showcases performances which were not considered possible for electric cars a few years ago. To reach that level of performance, we first had to develop the technology and then the car. The Concept_One has gone through four iterations from a concept to the production car. In every iteration, we have redesigned almost all systems from scratch in order to achieve the level of performance and quality that we have set for ourselves in the beginning.”
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