Rimac Concept One
Rimac Automobili unveiled the production version of the world's first all-electric hypercar, the Concept_One, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The Rimac Concept_One was born of the idea that an electric powertrain can make a sportscar not only faster but also more adjustable, agile and fun. Rimac Automobili was founded to push the limits of technology and electric powertrains - the Concept_One combines all the know-how, technology and experience that the company has created since its founding.
The Rimac Concept_One is powered by four extremely powerful permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, located in the centre of both axles. The architecture is radically different compared to traditional combustion engines so a completely new vehicle platform had to be developed to use all the advantages that such a layout brings. In order to reduce weight and make it possible to package such a powerful powertrain system into the chassis, all powertrain systems were developed alongside within the same team to enable a high degree of integration between the components. The result is a perfect weight distribution and extremely low centre of gravity.
Distributing a total of 800 kW / 1088 HP and 1600 Nm of torque, the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV) system precisely calculates the optimum torque for each wheel. R-AWTV uses inputs from several precise sensors strategically positioned around the chassis and suspension to calculate the optimal torque distribution between the wheels through complex mathematical models and control algorithms. The system provides unseen flexibility and grip by controlling each motor individually one hundred times per second. This enables the Concept_One to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in just 2,6 seconds and, to 200 km/h in 6,2 and to 300 km/h in mind-blowing 14,2 seconds. The R-AWTV functions as a traction control, stability control and "electric ABS" system that also commands the 4-wheel regenerative braking of up to 400 kW that works together with the carbon-ceramic braking system.
Rimac Concept S
The Rimac Concept_S is built to utilize the maximum potential of the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring system. Compared to the Concept_One, the Concept_S has 218 kW (296 hp) and 200 Nm more power and torque, 50 kg less weight, and an aggressive aerodynamic package. The aerodynamic elements enhance downforce by 34 % (up to 650 kg of load) which press the chassis to the ground. Combined with high-performance tires, higher levels of grip are enabled opening a wide spectrum of extreme setups for the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (RAWTV) system. With 1384 hp and 1800 Nm of torque, the Concept_S raises the bar of dynamic performance.
Back to the roots - with the vision of the future
Rimac Concept_S is based on the Concept_One that has been tailored to deliver the style and comfort of a GT car. Powerful, agile and adaptive, the Concept_One offers a completely new driving experience of a hypercar from the future. The design features sleek, smooth but determined lines that enable great aerodynamic efficiency with low drag. The Concept_S has been redesigned to incorporate an extreme aerodynamic package and tires with even more grip, reaching maximum performance.
Rimac Automobili originates from the world of racing. The first car that turned its wheels coming out of, albeit, at that time, a small garage of Founder Mate Rimac, was the Rimac e-M E30. A converted 1986 BMW 3-series served as the test mule for numerous systems and was used by Mate Rimac to set five Guinness and FIA world records for electric cars.