Rimac Brings Veyron-Slaying Concept_One To NY Auto Show

After putting the hypercar world on notice with their ultra-quick Concept_One, Rimac Automobili went even further and added more power to a car that doesn’t even seem to need it.

Bear in mind, the Concept_One ran past the Bugatti Veyron in a drag race back when it hadn’t even received its latest upgrade. Initially, the Concept One was good for 1,088 HP (82-kWh battery pack), whereas later it received a 90-kWh battery, boosting power to 1,224 horses.

That translates to a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration time of just 2.5 seconds, whereas 124 mph (200 km/h) happens in 6.0 seconds and 186 mph (300 km/h) in 14.0 seconds.

Visually, the Concept_One now on display at the 2017 NY Auto Show doesn’t appear to have anything different about it compared to previous iterations. Same dual-tone color theme with the red brake calipers standing out like a sore thumb, but in a good way, obviously.

As you may know, there’s also a Rimac Concept S to consider, with no fewer than 1,384 horses and a massive 1,800 Nm (1,327 lb-ft) of torque, though that one isn’t quite as “street-friendly” as the Concept_One.

The Rimac Concept_One will go on sale in the US, Europe as well as the Middle East, to the delight of hypercar customers everywhere.

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  • latrell acquaye

    cool take on the bug

  • Zed68

    People should slow down with the “Veyron-Slaying” stuff… This is not a menace for a Veyron. This is not on the same scale at all. In terms of luxury and refinement it isn’t, and I doubt it is in temrs of usability. Stop it.
    And also, performance is good, but the day you can refuel this in minutes to cross europe and back you will have the right to call it “Veyron-Slaying”.

    • Martin

      They have the right to say “Veyron Slaying” only because the Concept-One did “Slay” the Veyron…Google it. As for your other comments about luxury, refinement, refueling…those are irrelevant to the comments made by the author…as he was simply stating a true fact. Considering this is Rimac’s first ever car and it is already arguably the fastest car in the world, I am excited to see what’s coming in the next few years!

  • BOB

    Bring me then Koenigsegg Regera.

  • I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i did not like at first but now it looks better to me. i think design needs some time to get used to it.

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