Rimac One Concept
So to make sure we stay familiar with the Croatian company, it's milking its Frankfurt debut for all it's worth.
We already saw a short teaser video of its One Concept, but were left with just sketches in terms of what the car actually looks like.
We now have a slightly better idea thanks to some additional teaser photos.
We can't see much, but we can pick out a rather smiley grille, a big, ol' front lip and some muscular rear haunches. Since this 1,088 horsepower ride relies on electric motors at each wheel, there's no forward push on the cabin, and it's free to sit back near the rear-end. Carbon fiber is visible around the grille and air intakes.
While the car looks like it will be attractive enough, the real story is in the engineering. Rimac promises 1,088 horsepower and 2,800 pound-feet of torque from four electric motors sucking juice from a 92 kWh battery pack. The car will take advantage of all that torque in hitting 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds--about 0.3 seconds slower than the Bugatti Veyron. Electronics will stop acceleration at 190 mph.
And somehow Rimac expects the car to do all that and still have enough power to drive for up to 373 miles.
We're not exactly holding our breath for an exotic, all-electric hypercar from Croatia to hit the market anytime soon, but it will definitely be interesting to check it out in Frankfurt.
That, plus all kinds of other exciting debuts and concepts, promise to make Frankfurt one of the most interesting shows of 2011.