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1,088-HP Rimac Concept One Electric Car On Sale For $980,000

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Croatian firm Rimac Automobili used the recent Top Marques Monaco 2012 event to unveil the latest version of its Concept One electric supercar, which has been upgraded with tires from Dutch firm Vredestein.

While the addition of new tires, even those designed by Italdesign Giugiaro, isn’t all that exciting on its own, the big news is that Rimac’s concept one is available for sale, though anyone interested will have to fork over $980,000.

Rimac is currently taking reservations and deposits for a production version of the Concept One, which the company says will be limited to just 88 units in total and enter production next year.

For its staggering asking price, Rimac will deliver an electric supercar immersed in luxury and capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in just 2.8 seconds and top speeds of 190 mph. The world-beating performance figures, for an electric car at least, are courtesy of Rimac’s innovative quad-motor design, which has a combined output of 1,088 horsepower and 2,800 pound-feet of torque.

Rimac also boasts that 92kWh of energy can be stored in the Concept One’s liquid-cooled batteries, which is enough to carry the car a distance of 372 miles on a single charge.

As for its unique tires, these are from Vredestein’s Ultrac Vorti series and were designed together with Giugiaro specifically for high-performance applications. The Concept One’s drive system, where each wheel is driven separately, requires a tire that can guarantee superior road handling and performance yet at the same time must look stylish.

The special rubber measures in at 245/35 R 20 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) and is wrapped around a set of lightweight monoblock wheels from HRE.

We’ll keep you updated as development of the Rimac Concept One continues, but in the meantime enjoy this short video detailing the car’s propulsion system.

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  1. Is $980,000 the price for number one Concept One or it is the regular tag price/unit?
     
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  2. Hi Burke,

    That will be the going price for the each of the 88 production examples planned. I used the "Concept One" name for the article since Rimac is yet to announce what the car will be called.
     
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  3. Whilst the price is clearly prohibitive for the masses, the engineering and pursuit of excellence in designing and engineering this car is simply remarkable. If you have some, spend a few minutes perusing the website and learn about the development and the remarkable 23 year old young bloke behind the company.

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  4. The concept is adaptable to street cars, with the exception that it needs a recharge system. Dynamos at wheels for brake first, wind tunnel to work as alternators at high speed. Solar roof and lids panels to recharge as well. No "gear reduction" BS, better power manipulation can have more speed control. Capacitors to hold charges maybe ?
     
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