Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Demonstrates Insane Acceleration

Electric cars may lack the visceral, mechanical sound that gives petrolheads the goosebumps, but there’s no denying their performance.

Thanks to instantly available torque, easily achievable high horsepower numbers and the lack of a transmission, electric cars have often proven themselves quicker off the line than traditional high-performance cars. Among the fastest electric vehicles around is the Rimac Concept_One and it is so accelerative, that it can easily knock off the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 2.6 seconds.

In a video uploaded by the company’s founder Mate Rimac, the car’s missile-like acceleration really has to be seen to be believed.

Helping to achieve the car’s blistering acceleration are its four magnet electric motors. Combined, they deliver the equivalent of 1073 hp and 1,600 Nm (1,195 lb-ft) of torque from zero RPM. Interestingly, the Concept_One then uses four gearboxes, one for each wheel, to send power to the ground via a complex torque vectoring system.

The production-spec car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year. The Croatian startup intends to produce eight examples, but it isn’t known just when customer deliveries will commence.

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  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    that video probably lasted longer than that cars battery life

    • Six_Tymes

      lol

    • Will Davis

      Not really considering it has over 200mi battery range

    • S3XY

      Lost ~1 mile of range. 200+ mile range.

      • Dan

        It doesn’t work like that. The “200+ mile range” assumes a certain rate of charge consumption (probably on the order of 3.5 kilowatt-hours per mile) based on normal acceleration and breaking on ordinary roads with an average speed in the 35-45mph range. When you stand on the accelerator and dump several hundred kilowatts into the motors to perform the feat in the video, you’re using a much higher rate of charge per mile, which means you reduce the available range by more than the distance you traveled. The car may have only traveled a mile, but the amount of power left in the battery afterward will no longer be enough to go 199 more miles.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Insane rearward visibility too. As in, you’d be insane to drive it in traffic.

    • Zed68

      Do you really need to see behind you when you accelerate that fast ?

  • Zed68

    Is it just me or the part of the dashboard we see looks quite cheap ?

    • Matt

      Looks ok to me considering its a low-production start-up company. I’ve seen worse.

  • Fuck!
    That calculator on the dashboard really went insane.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      That is the comment of the day.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I love this car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Last time I saw something go this fast, I had kids. (Jk)

    • Leconte-Chevalier

      LMAO

  • S3XY

    P90DL has no wheel spin

  • pcurve

    looks like it hit 60mph in 100ft. sick.

  • Sébastien

    The onboard part of the video seems to indicate the speedo is too generous, the 100kph doesnt feel real to me.

  • Miknik

    Great performance, but why on earth does the car maker demonstrate an accerlation of 0-120 in an urban area, where limit is probably 50? DOn’t they have a test track?

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