Upgraded Rimac Concept_One Debuts In Geneva (Photos & Videos)

2 months ago by Mark Kane 4

Rimac Concept_One

Rimac Automobili unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest version of its flagship Concept_One all-electric hypercar.

The 2018 model year Concept_One got a performance and battery upgrade from 800 kW to 900 kW to outperform itself.

Of course, Concept_One is all-wheel drive with four electric motors and a Torque Vectoring System.

The battery capacity increased from 82 kWh to 90 kWh for up to 350 km (218 miles) of range.

Performance improved to 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds, while 0-62 mph (100 km/h) takes just 2.5 seconds.

“Numerous developments in the powertrain, battery system and electronics enabled Rimac Automobili to boost its flagship’s performance. The power increased by 100 kW to a total of 900 kW / 1224 hp which enables the Concept_One to reach 100 km/h in 2,5 seconds and 60 miles per hour in 2,4 seconds. 200 km/h are reached in 6 seconds while the 300 km/h mark falls after just 14 seconds. While the performance is staggering, Rimac Automobili’s Torque Vectoring System is being constantly developed and upgraded to keep the power under control, accessible and fun. By controlling each motor (and thus wheel) very precisely 100 times per second, the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring brings unparalleled driving dynamics and usability.

Rimac Concept_One

With the powertrain and software updates, the Concept_One’s battery system also received an upgrade. With the challenge of delivering 1 MW of power while enabling of up to 350 km range the battery capacity was upgraded to 90 kWh.”

C1 2017 specifications (new)
0-100 kmh 2,5s
0-200 kmh 6s
0-300 kmh 14s
Power 900 kW / 1224 hp
Battery capacity 90 kWh
Range 350 km
Top speed 355 km/h
Weight 1900 kg

C1 2016 specifications (previous)
0-100 kmh 2,6 sec
0-200 kmh 6,2 sec
0-300 kmh 14,2 sec
Power 800 kW / 1088 hp
Battery capacity 82 kWh
Range 330 km
Top speed 355 km/h
Weight 1850 kg

“Concept_One combines all the know-how, technology and experience the company has generated since its founding. The Concept_One is the realization of the idea that an electric powertrain can make a sportscar not only faster but also more adjustable, agile and fun.”

In the words of the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac:

“To refine the Concept_One and to reach an even higher level of performance we have continuously worked to improve and refine every system in the car. Hundreds of upgrades to almost all vehicle systems were necessary to unleash the Concept_One’s full potential. Our goal remains to deliver ground-breaking technology demonstrated in our hypercars to like-minded individuals around the world while at the same time being a recognised partner to the global OEMs.“

Additionally, Rimac announced expansion of its presence by launching a dealer network in Europe, the Middle-East and in the U.S.

Rimac Concept_One

“An important step in developing any automotive brand is establishing a dealership network. Rimac Automobili focused on 3 main markets: USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Strategic dealership agreement has been concluded with the New York-based Manhattan Motorcars, respected as one of the most successful luxury and performance automotive dealers in the world that represents top brands in the most luxurious setting.

To add to the company’s dealership reach, a new dealer appointment has been finalized with PACE Germany that prides itself to share the enthusiasm for the most sophisticated supercars in the world. Founder and CEO, Markus Esser, commented: “I was genuinely impressed by the passion and the level of quality when I visited Rimac factory. I am very much looking forward to contributing towards Rimac’s growth in the upcoming years.“

In addition, Rimac Automobili establishes its presence in the United Arab Emirates, signing the dealership contract with the Alzarooni Group, whose board member Khalid Alzarooni shares: “The Alzarooni Group is always looking to diversify and invest in new business sectors. With Rimac being the leader in cutting edge technology for electric vehicles, led by the genius of Mate, we see a great opportunity for our companies to become partners. The Middle East and mainly the GCC market demands high-performance luxury vehicles; introducing Rimac electric cars is the natural fit. It just makes sense. The environment is there and now we will bring the best electric car in the world.“

Rimac Concept_One

Rimac Concept_One

Rimac Concept_One

Rimac Concept_One

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Rimac Concept_One

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4 responses to "Upgraded Rimac Concept_One Debuts In Geneva (Photos & Videos)"

  1. John Norris says:

    >> The 2018 model year Concept_One got a performance and battery upgrade from 800 kW to 900 kW to outperform itself.<> The battery increased from 82 kWh to 90 kWh <<

    And 2.4 seconds 0-60 is still not as fast as Tesla's P100D?

  2. John Norris says:

    “The 2018 model year Concept_One got a performance and battery upgrade from 800 kW to 900 kW to outperform itself”

    No. Motor power goes from 800 kW to 900 kW. Not the battery.

    “The battery increased from 82 kWh to 90 kWh”

    1. David D. Nelson says:

      Actually that could be, and likely is, a yes. If the battery puts out only 800kW there is no way the motor can then put out 900kW. Remember energy density and power density are two different things. For a given cell type a larger capacity pack will have a larger power output.

  3. bogdan says:

    0-300 kmh 14s without blowing off your ears.
    Keep up the good job guys. Soon it will imposible for an ICE to outperform an EV.

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