Plusher, pricier, and faster.
Electric performance car maker Rimac has confirmed that it’ll be producing a successor to the mental Concept One hypercar, stating that the Concept Two (a working title at this point) will be making its debut at the Geneva motor show next year and will be “a true game-changer.”
The comments were made by Rimac’s COO, who went on to say that the Concept Two will be even more comfortable and even more luxurious than the Concept One, though it will remain a 2-seater and resist the progression to a 2+2 GT-car. COO Monika Mikac also made it abundantly clear that it will not be called the ‘Concept 2’ when it debuts.
The Concept Two (we don’t know what else to call it) will offer even greater performance than the already unbelievable numbers provided by the Concept One. And while only 8 Concept One’s were built (plus a further two track-restricted Concept S variants), the Concept Two is being slated for a 100-unit production run, with 20 units expected to be sold in the first year.
According to Mikac’s comments to Autocar, the Concept Two will be “in a league with Pagani, Koenigsegg, and Bugatti,” with prices expected to exceed the $1.77-million price tag commanded by the Concept One. Further, the 2 will be produced with a selection of variants, with a standard coupe arriving first, followed by cabriolet and track variations within a few years of launch.
Rimac might be a relatively new name to the hypercar industry (as far as actually making cars is concerned), but they cut their teeth as suppliers to come of the most demanding companies in the world. The batteries of the Aston Martin Valkyrie will come from Rimac, as well as is infotainment system, while the mind-bendingly fast Koenigsegg Regera also owes thanks to the Croatian firm for its energy storage too.
Rimac’s Concept One blew us away when it was first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and continued to wow us when it arrived in production form in February last year. An all-electric powertrain supplied no less than 800kW of power along with 1600Nm, capable of rocketing the sharply-styled Rimac from rest to 100km/h in just 2.6-seconds, before hitting its top speed of 355km/h.
Rather interestingly for an electric car, the Rimac had a double clutch two-speed gearbox mounted at the rear, whereas the front axle got a more familiar single-speed unit. Both axles have torque vectoring technology that is so precise, the Rimac Concept One is capable of offering understeer-biassed, oversteer-biassed, and neutral driving modes, depending on where the mood takes you.
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