Rimac, a Croatian electric vehicle startup, has long been a leader in electric hypercars with the Concept-One. Tesla disrupted that market with the unveiling of its next-gen Roadster last month and setting the bar for any upcoming electric hypercar – or any supercar really.
But Rimac is now about ready to answer with a new hypercar. The company released a teaser (pictured above and below) of the vehicle to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. expand full story
During the 2015 and 2016 editions of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Challenge, Croatian electric hypercar maker Rimac partnered with Team APEV and MONSTER SPORT, led by the racing legend Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, to build a 1.1 MW all-electric racecar.
Today, they released a really interesting video that chronicles the journey of building and racing that car. expand full story
Almost all supercars, or what are now referred to as “hypercars”, are coming out with at least some form of electric powertrain these days, like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, or the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Aston Martin with its upcoming new AM-RB 001 hypercar in partnership with Red Bull Advanced Technologies is apparently no exception and will have a hybrid powertrain. The British automaker announced this week that the battery pack of its hybrid system will be manufactured by none other than Rimac, the maker of the all-electric Concept_One supercar. expand full story
Despite having first unveiled the all-electric Concept_One supercar in 2011, only a handful of units ever made their way to customers. The company first announced entering production in 2013 and a few customers took delivery, but then they made improvements to the car and claimed that 2016 was their first full year of production.
They are only now starting to deliver those “production Concept_One” units and a company official says they plan on delivering 8 units. expand full story