Rimac Concept_One To Conduct On-Track Inspections At Formula E Races

JUL 8 2014 BY MARK KANE 3

Rimac Automobili to supply Concept_One supercar for the Formula E

Rimac Automobili to supply Concept_One supercar for the Formula E

Rimac Automobili announced that its Concept_One electric supercar will be used by FIA Formula E Championship for track inspections and other duties.

“The fully-electric one-of-a-kind car, which can accelerate from 0-60mph in the same time as a Formula E single-seater, will be supplied for use by the championship’s Race Director during all race events, allowing them to conduct track inspections and other duties whilst producing zero emissions. The Concept_One will also be used for passenger laps during Formula E events.”

Well, someone will now get the dream job of doing these track inspections all over the world.

This is an important order for Rimac Automobili, the Croatian company founded in 2009.  These on-track inspections will enable Rimac to demonstrate the car to many potential buyers around the globe.

“The Concept_One features an advanced powertrain consisting of four individual drive systems, each consisting of a very powerful proprietary permanent magnet synchronous motor and gearbox unit. Each of the four systems drives its own wheel independently, introducing new levels of handling and adjustability through the Rimac-All-Wheel-Torque-Vectoring System. With a power output of 1088hp and torque levels of 1600Nm from 0 to 6500rpm, each wheel can also independently accelerate or decelerate in a fraction of a second helping to give superb handling and driving experience.”

Mate Rimac, CEO of Rimac Automobili, stated:

“Racing has always been the driver of innovation. It is the reason for our very existence as Rimac Automobili was born as the result of my passion for racing and electronics. We believe that the Formula E series will be an incubator for thousands of innovations and technologies that will contribute to the adaptation of electric drivetrain technology in many applications. It only makes sense that a car that is truly embracing the possibilities of the technology takes part in the series – the Concept_One shows already today what tomorrow’s technology can do. Our strong partnership with the Formula E series is a unique opportunity to push the limits even further.”

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, added:

“We’re very excited to be working with such an innovative company like Rimac Automobili. The Concept_One is a fantastic piece of modern technology and we’re looking forward to showcasing this to Formula E fans at race events to show them the true potential of electric cars and the possibilities for the future.”

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3 Comments on "Rimac Concept_One To Conduct On-Track Inspections At Formula E Races"

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Rudy Clarke

This is dumb!! Why not partner with the FIA to have the Rimac Concept One to be the Official Safety Car for the first season??

This would make absolute sense and would certainly be in alignment with the philosophy of the Formula-e. It’s not too late to make that happen people…

Jouni Valkonen

I wonder which is faster… Formula E car or Rimac?

My guess is Rimac although it is heavier and has much longer range that it would make racing more interesting.

Jeff D

Rimac Concept One would be a good car to have for an electric closed wheel racing league like NASCAR.