Little known Croation outfit, Rimac, has released a video showing the company’s first EV supercar, the Concept_One, is capable of challenging its Italian and German counterparts; on the straight, at least.
The carmaker claims its electric hypercar can blitz from 0-100km/h in just 2.6 seconds; all without using a single drop of greenhouse warming fossil fuel.
In the video below, you can see the brutal acceleration of car, which hits 120km/h in a matter of seconds.
Rimac CEO, Mate Rimac, said the company is still trying to improve the electric hypercar and that with the right road surface and tyre temperature, 2.4 seconds is a possibility.
The Rimac Concept_One was unveiled earlier this year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It is propelled four electric motors – two on each axle – with a combined output of 811kW (1,088 horsepower) and 1,600Nm of torque. The motors are fed from an 82kWh battery with a claimed driving range of 330km.
Rimac only intends to build eight of the Concept_One, each going for €742,000.
The company has also announced it is already working on an even more powerful hypercar called the Concept_S, which has 1,032kW (1,384 horsepower) and a body that produces 34 percent more downforce than its predecessor.