An all-electric turned up to 11… again

Between destroying the conventional lineup of supercars in various acceleration tests and, uh, being destroyed by Richard Hammond in a fiery hill climb crash, the Rimac Concept One has garnered huge attention for itself over the past few years. Now, Rimac Autombili is once again gearing up for a flurry of attention, as the Croatian brand just dropped a new teaser for its second-gen ground-bound spaceship.

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Rimac Shows Its Second-Generation Hypercar In Short Teaser Video
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First put into production in 2013, the Rimac Concept One is the brand’s very first offering. With production limited to just eight units total, each of which carries a price tag around the $1 million mark, these things are as rare and expensive as they are fast.

And man, are they fast. Thanks to a set of four high-powered electric motors, one per wheel, the Concept One manages to lay down an impressive 1,072 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to slingshot the two-door to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds, 124 mph in 6.2 seconds, and 186 mph in 14.2 seconds. It’ll also top out at 221 mph.

As a reminder, the Concept One competes with the likes of the Nio EP9, as well as the Tesla Roadster 2.0 (or at least it will, once the Tesla finally makes it into full production status).

This thing is simply absurdly fast, and it looks good too, like some low-slung, ultra-wide, inter-dimensional planet-hopper. Indeed, we consider the Rimac Concept One to be a guiding light when it comes to our collective all-electric performance future. And that’s why we’re standing up and paying attention now that Rimac is teasing us with its second model.

Rimac Shows Its Second-Generation Hypercar In Short Teaser Video
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Indeed, we consider the Rimac Concept One to be a guiding light when it comes to our collective all-electric performance future. And that's why we're standing up and paying attention now that Rimac is teasing us with its second model.

The video is short, with just 22 seconds of footage to go off, and although the images are cast in shadows and broken up with a digital light show, it does give us a decent look at the general outline we should expect from the model.

For starters, there’s a swooping coupe roof line, with huge fenders front and back (but especially in front). The wheels are equally enormous, while the front deck is long and low, including a prominent vent element up top.

Towards the end, we also get a somewhat clear shot of the front fascia, which, compared to the first-generation model, looks to include a larger central intake set in black, reshaped headlights set at a more acute angle to the ground, and larger side intakes.

All told, we’re stoked to see what Rimac has in store for us. Luckily we won’t have to wait long to get more details, as the next-gen will drop this March at the Geneva Motor Show.

References

Rimac Concept One

2017 Rimac Concept One High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Rimac Concept.

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