Remember the wild and crazy Rimac Concept_One that we all applauded for its sheer awesomeness, despite the fact that it would ”never” see production? Well, we should all prepare to eat our words as Rimac Automobili has just announced that the insane Concept_One will have its production version debut at Geneva next month.
From the press release, it seems as if the Concept_One will go straight from concept to production with very few changes. Most importantly, its four-motor electric propulsion system seems unchanged in production. This system uses four electric motors, one motor to power each wheel, giving it torque-vectoring capabilities. The four motors combine to produce an insane 1,073 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.
These motors connect to two types of gearboxes to deliver maximum performance. Each front motor, like most traditional electric motors, has a built-in one-speed transmission. The rear motors, on the contrary, have two-speed double-clutch units with Formula One carbon-fiber clutches to help deliver stunning performance at all speeds.
The crazy power and the torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system combine to craft a fine 2.6-scond 0-to-62 mph time and a 6.2-second 0-to-124 mph time.
One area that Rimac gets a little cryptic is in the EV range of this potent rig. It only calls the range “acceptable” and never ties a hard number to it. The only numbers it revealed were that it has 8,450 cells in total and recaptures up to 400 kW from its carbon-ceramic regenerative braking. My guess is that it’ll be somewhere in the 150- to 200-mile range.
Pricing for the Rimac Concept_One’s production model remains unknown at this time, but it will almost certainly crest the $1 million mark. This price tag is supported by the model’s hyper-limited production of just eight units.
We’ll bring you all of the latest details once Rimac reveals everything at Geneva.