Rimac One Concept --- Frankfurt Auto Show teaser
Wildest car(d) yet for the upcoming festivities in Frankfurt, the Rimac One Concept is the latest EV exercise from Rimac Automobile, a little-known but seriously-capable Croatian boutique operation run by Mate Rimac. According to its creator, the Rimac One Concept will be powered by a pair of custom electric motors at each axle, capable of cranking out a total of 1,072 horsepower and a staggering 2,803 pound-feet of torque. Energized by a custom 92-kWh battery module, the motors will take the 3,638-pound car from zero-to-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top end of 190 mph---and also will endow this two-door GT coupe with a 373-mile per-charge max range.
While these claims sound pretty outrageous, Rimac may be able to make good on them. His previous green "toy" that served as a real-world test-bed for technology being used in the One Concept was an electric-powered BMW E30 3 Series conversion that developed 550 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of twist, could hit 63 mph in 3.2 ticks and run 112 miles on a single charge of its 24kWh battery pack---which could be recharged in 20 minutes using a standard 240V European outlet. All things considered, the Rimac One Concept could be one very interesting piece of electric eye candy.