2011 Frankfurt: Rimac Concept One is a 1,088-hp electric supercar

Rimac Automobili has unveiled the world’s first electric supercar. Known as the Concept_One, this electric supercar weighs in at 3,637 lbs and produces 1,088-hp. That allows the Rimac Concept_One to go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. On a full charge, the Concept_One is capable of driving up to 373 mph.

Rimac engineers built a very unique powertrain for the Concept_One, called All Wheel Torque Vectoring. The setup consisting of four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel.

“I believe that the electric motor is a much better machine compared to the ICE, in almost all aspects, especially for a sports car,” said Mate Rimac, the CEO of Rimac Automobili.

The carbon fiber body is designed by Adriano Mudri who says “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.” The interior of the Rimac Concept_One was desigend by a team of former Pininfarina employees, led by Mr. Goran Popovic.

So who came up with Rimac Automobili? That would be the CEO, Mate Rimac, who converted his old BMW to a race EV.

Rimac says that the production of the first model is limited to 88 units, starting with deliveries in 2013.

– By: Omar Rana