The Rimac Concept_One is finally here at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 in its production form! The two-seater hypercar has been several years in the making. We first saw the Concept_One at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, it has since served as the official zero-emission race director’s car during Formula E events. We took a closer look at the car on display!
The Rimac Concept_One is powered by four permanent magnet electronic motors with one per wheel each located in the centre axel. The front features two Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-500, high speed permanent magnet oil cooled motors, with a 500 kW peak, 12.000 rpm and 2 single speed gearboxes. At the rear there are two Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 high speed dual permanent magnet oil cooled motors, with a 600 kW peak, 12.000 RPM and 2 double clutch two-speed gearboxes.
The 8450-cell battery back is designed to deliver 1000 kW or 1MW of power during acceleration and to absorb 400 kW during braking. Power is rated at 1,088 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque. standstill to 100 km/h in just 2,6 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6,2 seconds and 300 km/h in 14,2 seconds. Top speed is 355 km/h with lateral g-forces of 1.4 g.
Rimac have developed an all-wheel torque vectoring system (R-AWTV). R-AWTV combines the functions of traction control, stability control and ABS into one system. Testing was carried out at Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado with Nobuhiro Monster Tajima droving the Tajima Rimac e-Runner. The system reduces or raises the torque depending upon the situation or driver inputs.
For full details on the Rimac Concept_One, take a look at our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2016, don’t forget to keep checking our dedicated news channel.