Never would I have thought that an electric motor can put out the type of performance that the Concept_One does. This incredibly powerful all-electric beast puts out a whopping 1.088Hp and 1.180lb of torque from its on board battery pack/ electric motor combination.
The Concept_One has a specially developed permanent magnet synchronous motor which ensures for enormously fast responses, compact size, regenerative braking and high torque. A full carbon fibre chassis has been integrated with the battery pack in mind as well as fully adjustable push rod operated wishbone suspension all round.
The powertrain is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox, each system drives one wheel independently. Which means the car uses four electric motors, two at the front and two at the rear spinning at 10 000Rpm. They call it AWTV- All Wheel Torque vectoring.
Luckily the Concept_One comes with 390mm carbon-ceramic discs, clamped by six-piston callipers at the front and four- 380mm rotors at the back. There’s also a recovering braking system to adjust how much kinetic energy is gathered; recharging the battery with electricity. Rimac claims 100-0kph in 31m…
The Concept_one displays front and rear crash structures as well as a number of “terminated safety and protection systems”, with unusual interior featuring strips of red and cream leather, aluminium pedals and a hi-tech digital centre console and dash.
Partnered with a very low centre of gravity, ridiculously high torque and a top speed of 305kmh with no shift interuptions the Concept_One ensures for a entirely new driving experience.
Rimac Automobili is owned by a 24-year-old; Mate Rimac.
Rimac describes his creation as a “fully-fledged hyper car as powerful as a Bugatti, stylish as a Ferrari and as luxurious as a Mercedes. All while managing to forsake even the tiniest sip of gasoline.”
Only 88 samples of the Concept_One will be produced pulling in at a pricey 1 MILLION DOLLARS!
Let’s hope the car owners has a light right foot because replacing one of these babies will cost you an arm and leg- that’s now if you still have them…