The Rimac Concept One electric hypercar will soon been produced in very small numbers, and the production version will debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show.
Today, the Croatian car maker Rimac announced that it has finally turned the 2011 concept car into a production-ready vehicle, although just eight road-going versions of the Concept One will be produced.
The Concept One’s drivetrain has been tweaked since its debut, but it still features four electric motors, one for each wheel, with each pair located in the middle of their respective axles. In total, the coupe’s drivetrain is rated at 800kW of power and 1600Nm of torque.
Up front, each of the electric motors is connected to a single-speed transmission. At the rear, each drive unit is hooked up to a two-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
To ensure that each wheel receives the appropriate amount of torque for the situation, the Concept One features an on-board torque vectoring system that’s derived from the one used in the Rimac e-Runner raced by Nobuhiro Tajima at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
The company claims that the 1850kg Concept One is capable of completing the 0-100km/h dash in 2.6 seconds, hitting 200km/h within 6.2 seconds and blowing past the 300km/h mark in 14.2 seconds. Top speed is rated at 355km/h.
Stopping power comes courtesy of carbon-ceramic disc brakes at each corner, as well as regenerative braking system that can generate up to 400kW at its peak.
Rimac claims that the car’s 82kWh battery pack can deliver a maximum of 1MW during hard acceleration, as well as absorb 400kW during full bore stops. The company hasn’t made any claims about the electric coupe’s driving range nor charging times.