Croatian Hypercar Maker Extraordinaire Rimac Shows Us Around Its Facility

Starting a car company from scratch is an exceptionally difficult endeavor – and that goes double for one that solely produces high-performance electric hypercars, yet that’s exactly what Mate Rimac has done.

Rimac was founded in 2009, approximately two years after Mate Rimac customized his BMW E30 3-Series to use an electric powertrain. In 2011, the car manufacturer unveiled the first prototype of its initial production vehicle dubbed the Concept One. The Croatian car company has been transformed in the years since, and in the video below, the company’s founder takes us through a tour of the brand’s facilities.

Also Read: Rimac C_Two Development Still On Schedule, Weight Reduction A Priority

It first opened shop in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, not too far from the city of Zagreb and remarkably, is still based at the same site a decade later even though its workforce has grown from 10 to over 500 people. As its CEO notes, Rimac is constantly expanding and altering its headquarters, and this particular clip has a particular focus on how the company makes many of the components of its upcoming C_Two, an electric hypercar with a combined 1888 hp and 1696 lb-ft (2300 Nm) of torque.

What is particularly impressive about Rimac is that it doesn’t just build its own cars; it also supplies powertrains to other companies, with the most famous being the Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar features the same powertrain as the C_Two. Aston Martin will also use a KERS hybrid battery system from Rimac for its Valkyrie hypercar while the Koenigsegg Regera also features batteries made by Rimac.

 

  • Dennis James

    It’s unbelievable how these guys are doing everything in-house. Looks like even Koenigsegg and Aston Martin outsource some of their stuff to Rimac. Incredible achievement !

Walmart Sues Tesla Claiming Its Solar Panels Are Erupting In Flames

Walmart says one roof of solar panels caught fire despite being disconnected for five months.

Hennessey’s Prepping Something For The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Massive levels of power are on the horizon for the new Mustang Shelby GT500.

How Does The All-New Audi RS 6 Avant Compare To Its Predecessor?

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant even promises to be a better driver’s car than the previous-generation model.

The Porsche 988 Vision Is The Next Mid-Engined Hypercar We Need From Stuttgart

A mid-engine Porsche rival to the McLaren 720S would do the world a lot of good.

2020 Honda Civic Si Charges $735 More For Subtle Styling Tweaks, Added Kit

2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan gain similar styling updates to the regular Civic and more safety tech.

Hyundai RM19 Mid-Engine Sports Car Hiding Under Veloster N TCR Bodywork

The RM19 previews Hyundai N’s performance halo car that will feature a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

2020 Fiat Cronos HGT Is South America’s Economy Sedan With A Sporty Twist

Inspired by the Argo HGT, the Fiat Cronos HGT trim level brings exclusive sporty design tweaks and more equipment.

Next-Generation Hyundai Tucson To Have A Santa Fe-Inspired Face

The next-generation Hyundai Tucson will be sold with a range of new powertrains.

Car Vending Machine Trialed In London With Renault Zoe Inside

The bespoke contactless car vending machine allows purchases of up to £21,000.

Porsche Invests In Short-Wave Infrared Sensor Technology

Porsche has purchased a minority stake in Israeli start-up company TriEye.