Concept One nears production thanks to investors in Rimac Automobili

Posted on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 , 13:04:03 byTheodora

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Concept One nears production thanks to investors in Rimac Automobili

Rimac Automobili is a family of enthusiasts, engineers and designers on their quest to discover new ways of making cars faster and to prove to the entire world that fun can be electric - far more than anyone ever imagined. Located in Croatia, near Zagreb, the Rimac factory is a place where magic has happened since 2009. When you love what you do, you don't work, you play and thus create art. This is exactly what happens with Rimac, the company which promises to build the famous Concept One they are so proud of.

Efficiency, extremely fast response, wide power band, compact size, regenerative braking, high torque... these are just some advantages of the new permanent magnet synchronous motor generation which Rimac Automobili developed exclusively for their Concept One. A new investment, coming from a Columbian businessman, is close to green light the production of the supercar.

The Concept One could soon enter production, especially that besides the Columbian investor, a mineral company from Hong Kong will buy  ten percent of the Rimac Automobili for 5M EUR and an additional 2M EUR in stock. Although the news couldn’t be better, the Rimac officials haven't said anything about a production date. The vehicle will be priced around 1M USD. It will be powered by four electric motors which produce a combined output of 1,088 PS (800 kW) and 3,800 Nm (2,802 lb-ft). The vehicle will sprint the 0- 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds before hitting 190 mph (305 km/h). Let’s hope the final countdown has begun and soon we’ll get to see the final Concept One.