-- affordable cad-cam and engineering software
-- small-batch carbon fiber chassis and panel creation
-- electric propulsion to deliver the power of race-car gasoline engines, but with all companies essentially starting from the same block. Years of experience are no longer (as big of...) an advantage for EV supercars
Without any of the above, designing and creating a car from scratch easily required banks of computer servers and million-dollar industrial panel stampers.
Therefore, the time is right for startup tech companies all over the world to take the Tesla EV model into the hypercar segment.
RIMAC of Croatia is scoring some serious victories lately on its route to producing the Concept_One EV hypercar. The firm landed $10-million investment to bring forward its eAWD tech to production. The RIMAC Concept_One has also scored with a tech and pace-car partnership with the new Formula E racing series -- taking the cars around the world and showcasing the brand among hardcore EV fans.
Last bit of news from RIMAC? The Concept_One is now race-able in the new DRIVECLUB PS4 game.
All good things.
We love the slinky and ultra-low, ultra-wide design stance of the RIMAC -- and are extremely impressed by the design details, as well. The LED headlamps are a particular highlight -- and showcase the fantastic production values RIMAC can achieve on its route to sell this hypercar for an estimate $550,000 by mid-2016.
Enjoy 150 photos of this sexy supercar below, plus links to Rimac's website for more info on the company.
May 14. 2015
The romance continues…
With a busy schedule at the FIA Formula E season, the Rimac Concept_One finaly caught a brake to relax and go back where it all started. We have used the time to head down to the south of Croatia, to the beautiful island of Pag and enjoy the scenery of one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world.
This is where it all started for the Concept_One. Before the world premiere in Frankfurt back in 2011, this was the place where we took the first secret shoots of our concept car. Coming back with the pre-production car was a homage to that moment. Chasing the sun through the fast and sharp curves of the tarmac snake that hugs the island has never been this special. We had a wonderful time - pure magic.
The Concept_One will soon put it’s name in the history books as one of the rare cars that didn’t just took from the racing world, but gave back. We have started with racing and now we are coming back to another stage. Our Rimac Automobili All Wheel Torque Vectoring system is going to debut in a 1+ MW race car very soon. So stay tuned.
May 7. 2015
Rimac Automobili Concept_One introduced in Driveclub
Zagreb, May 2015. – World’s first electric hyper car has been introduced in the game DRIVECLUB for the PlayStation®4. Sony Computer Entertainment and Evolution Studios in cooperation with Rimac Automobili proudly present the Rimac Automobili Concept_One available as a free download for all in the racing video game DRIVECLUB.
DRIVECLUB is a racing video game available exclusively for PlayStation 4 and developed by Sony’s Evolution Studios. It has been introduced at the end of 2014, and focuses on automotive road racing featuring a large number of hyper, sport and racing cars. The game's tracks and environments are inspired by real places in diverse regions across the globe which all feature dynamic weather such as rain and snow, and a day-night cycle that players can control. Multiplayer mode offers a possibility of connecting with other real life players from around the world. With 90 cars already available in game, players have a wide variety of tracks in various configurations to use.
With fabulous high definition graphics and amazing attention to details, DRIVECLUB is one of the best racing video games on the market today.Rimac Automobili is the maker of the world’s first electric hyper sport car – the Concept_One. With four wheel drive and 1088 HP and 1600 Nm of torque, the Concept_One is part of the world’s hypercar elite. The Concept_One uses the unique Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring system that drives four independent electric motors, each driving one wheel. Rimac Automobili will produce only 8 of the Concept_Ones. DRIVECLUB players have the opportunity to drive a car with state of the art technology built in and unique high performance driving dynamics, at least in virtual reality. The Concept_One appears in DRIVECLUB in the highest and most competitive category, “hyper car” category.
“In Rimac Automobili, we just love cars and racing, and we are also big fans of racing video games. I grew up with them, developing love and passion for cars. It will be a great honor if we will influence childhoods in the similar way and fascinate many people with the capabilities the new technology offers through DRIVECLUB.” Said the Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili – Mr. Mate Rimac.
Concept_One is available for download for DRIVECLUB on PlayStation Store right now.