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> Rimac Automobili unveils 1088 hp Concept One electric supercar, Sweet surrender take me now
post Sep 14 2011, 01:10 AM
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When you need four digits and a comma to specify the amount of horsepower your car puts down, you know you're talking about something very, very special indeed. Such is the case for the Concept One, the first car from virtual unknown manufacturer Rimac Automobili, styled by designer Adriano Mudri. The firm (which is Croatian, not Italian, by the way) has created this machine and given it four electric motors. They combine for an astounding 1,088 horsepower but, perhaps even more importantly, enable torque vectoring across all four wheels -- varying the power at each corner to pull the car around turns.

That performance equates to a 0 - 62MPH time of 2.8 seconds, while the maximum range is rated as 600km (about 375 miles) thanks to a 92kWh lithium ion phosphate (LiFePO4) battery. It is, alas, just a concept for now, but with a little bit of funding the folks at Rimac hope to bring it to market. And we hope they do too.


Personal opinion: It's got the side of a Koenigsegg, front lights of a 458 Italia & rear of a Mercedes. All round the best parts imo.
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post Sep 14 2011, 06:03 AM
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That IS fucking sexy
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post Sep 14 2011, 07:52 AM
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Has potential.
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post Sep 14 2011, 04:58 PM
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Guaranteed that range isn't even close if you dare to step on the pedal a bit.
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post Sep 15 2011, 09:24 AM
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QUOTE(Aircooled @ Sep 14 2011, 08:58 PM) *
Guaranteed that range isn't even close if you dare to step on the pedal a bit.

^Yeah, considering they state a "maximum" range. Well, still would be fun to see in production!
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