Rimac Automobili Concept One: Is this the Super Electric Car You Have Been Waiting For? [Video]

Let’s say we need to change some of our perspective regarding the electric vehicles (EVs), as they are on demand only for their economic viability when compared to the fuel drinkers, and that they are said to be needing more advancement for delivering similar amount of torque, speed and other elements that an internal Combustion (ICE) engine vehicle can do.

Take those people who are looking for faster rides, who care little or nothing about the fuel consumption and have frustrations about the charging time or finding plug-in stations.

It will be worthless to state points about saving nature and the economical advantages as that’s not what really make them to choose EVs. For a well-off human being with the eye for break-neck speed, the option is to choose between Super Gasoline models like the top charted Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, Hennessey Venom GT or the Koenigsegg Agera R- simply because they really can’t do without the top speeds of above 260mph.

But we can’t completely ignore the EVs because their numbers are just a few. There are many waiting in the electric Supercar lineup, including yet to be released concepts like the Audi e-tron. Although we have some electric supercar prototypes like the Chevy S10 Smoke Screen owned and build by Dennis Berube, the Datsun 1200 famously know as White Zombie, the Wrightspeed X1and the AC Propulsion tzero, the Tesla Roadster is the only fastest electric production model in the market.

The Tesla Roadster can climb 0-60 in 3.9 seconds with its 185 kw 3 phase AC motor and has the range of 240 miles, pretty awesome to say that it will cost very much less to fill it up and even less in off–peak times.

We really had our expectation high during the unveiling of Rimac Automobili Concept One in Frankfurt Motor Show, 2011, as they declared it to be the fastest electric car till date.

And now, we get to see the production version on the video below, and it looks fantastic with exact look of the exhibited one. But any thing about the rigs for the production model as they said for the concept is still unknown but the video show it’s rolling several times through the Croatian atmosphere.

CEO of Rimac Automobili Mate Rimacan and his team have limited the number to 88 units for delivery, which begins in 2013.

We hope the production model will possess the exact hardware as we see. The Concept One will provide acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and will be driven by  two 12000 rpm, 250 kW  liquid-cooled motors  having 1088 bhp and 2800nM torque with a range of 373 miles (600 km).

The top speed is limited 190mph (305 km/h). The charging for the92kWhs of lithium phosphate batteries will only take 20 minutes if charged from high electric points.

The All Wheel Torque Vectoring technology has the Concept One’s unique power train divided in to four sub-systems, each composing one motor inverter and reduction gear box, for each wheel, and is opted for better vehicle dynamics. Elements like superior interiors, soft close doors, and advanced infotainment systems have been given top priority.

With more of these electric super cars likely to drive in, it might start off a new era, dethroning the fuel guzzlers, and shift toward an economical, eco friendly and fast paced world.

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