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Rumor: The Geneva-Bound Rimac Concept Two Will Get a 120-kWh Battery, Level 4 Autonomy

Rumor: The Geneva-Bound Rimac Concept Two Will Get a 120-kWh Battery, Level 4 Autonomy

Insane power is a given, but self-driving capability as well?

Rimac has made a name for itself as the go-to manufacturer for over-the-top all-electric performance, all thanks to its insane Concept One mega machine. Now it looks like the Croatian brand is once again stepping up its game with a second-generation supercar, and rumor has it’ll get juiced by an upgraded 120-kWh battery. Not only that, but it’s possible the coupe will come with highly advanced Level 4 autonomous capability as well.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Rimac Concept One

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Rimac Concept One

2018 Rimac Concept One Wallpaper
Read our full review of the 2018 Concept One or slip on down to the gallery below for more sexy wallpapers

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2019 Rimac C Two

2019 Rimac C Two

The next generation of insane electric performance to take on the Tesla Roadster 2.0

At this point, it’s impossible to deny Rimac’s presence among the fastest of the fast in the automotive world. The Croatian brand first made a splash back in 2013 when it released its very first production vehicle – the Concept One. By 2014, all eight units of the limited production run were sold. In 2015, Rimac brought its EV speed slab to Colorado with the intention of competing in the very difficult Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, managing to take home a second-place trophy in the process. More recently, the Rimac has been featured as the upstart challenger lined up to take out more traditional street-legal internal combustion-powered supercars, and so far, its triumphed every time. Then there was that time Richard Hammond wadded one into a tight ball of flaming metal in a hill climb contest. The point is this – in the five or so years its been on the market, the Rimac Concept One has been making waves, and it has now established itself as the go-to for superlative all-electric performance. As you might expect, Tesla isn’t having it. In November of 2017, the California brand unveiled its own supercar killer – the Roadster 2.0, claiming such astronomical specs as 1.9 seconds in the 0-to-60 mph test and 10,000 Nm (7,376 pound-feet) of torque. Thing is, Tesla is gonna need to hurry up and get the next Roadster on the road, because Rimac already has an answer. Dubbed the “Concept Two” (Rimac is expected to give it a “real” name soon), this next-gen EV monster will take battery performance to a whole new level, with ever-higher four-figure output numbers and a 0-to-60 mph that looks to break into the high 1-second range, not to mention highly advanced self-driving tech.

The Rimac Concept Two promises to be a game changer in just about every way, and might have the Tesla Roadster 2.0 beat before it can even rolls off the production line. We should know more when Rimac drops the details at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show next week, but until then, read on for our full speculative review.

Update 3/12/2019:We’ve updated this review of the 2019 Rimac C_Two with fresh images taken during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

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Rimac Teases its New Hypercar for Geneva; Say's it's "Alive with Technology"

Rimac Teases its New Hypercar for Geneva; Say’s it’s "Alive with Technology"

It could have 1,500 horsepower AND Level 4 self-driving capability

We know that Rimac is presenting a new supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. We know very little beyond that, but the Croatian automaker is giving us a new glimpse of what we can expect courtesy of a short teaser video. The video lasts all of nine seconds, but it was more than enough for us to see sections of the supercar that we weren’t privy to in the past. In so many words, holy smokes.

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Rimac Shows Its Second-Generation Hypercar In Short Teaser Video

Rimac Shows Its Second-Generation Hypercar In Short Teaser Video

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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Richard Hammond Kills the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX with the Rimac One

Richard Hammond Kills the Lamborghini Aventador and Acura NSX with the Rimac One

It was a full on slaughter

The second season of The Grand Tour is now underway. If you didn’t get to watch the first episode, you missed one hell of a beatdown. Administering the walloping was none other than the Rimac Concept One. The recipients? The Lamborghini Aventador S and the Honda NSX. If you haven’t seen the video, here’s your chance to watch it and see just how inexplicably fast the Croation electric hypercar really is. But if you’re a fan of either the Aventador or the NSX, you might want to turn away now. It doesn’t end well for both supercars.

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Rimac Teases New Hypercar; Calls it a "Game Changer"

Rimac Teases New Hypercar; Calls it a "Game Changer"

The waiting game starts for the successor of the Concept_One hypercar

Despite being limited to just eight units, the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar served notice to the industry. It has 1,224 horsepower on tap, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 220 mph. Those are numbers that electric supercar dreams are made of, but they may pale in comparison to what Rimac is planning to serve up next. We still don’t know anything about the automaker’s plans, but it does involve a new hypercar that will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Is it really possible for Rimac to build off the success of the Concept_One with a better model? We’ll find out soon enough.

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Rimac's Next EV to Dethrone the Tesla Roadster Before It Even Enters Production

Rimac’s Next EV to Dethrone the Tesla Roadster Before It Even Enters Production

Tired of overly fast and stupid EVs yet?

Rimac has recently told Autoguide that it’s been working on a new, next-gen supercar that is expected to debut at some point in 2018. According to Jens Sverdup of Auto Iconica – Rimac’s distribution arm here in the States – the EV has been in the works for a few years now. When you consider the fact that the Tesla Roadster isn’t heading to production until 2018, and that the new Rimac EV will likely be much more powerful than the Concept One, it’s quite possible Rimacs new EV could dethrone the outrageously powerful Roadster before it even enters production. Oh, and to top it off, Rimac is set to open five more retailers here in the States during 2018, which will – of course – carry both the Rimac Concept One and the upcoming Rimac Convertible that is yet to be named.

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Rimac Is Coming For Seconds With Infusion Of Investment Money

Rimac Is Coming For Seconds With Infusion Of Investment Money

A new electric supercar is on the way!

Of all the ambitious start-ups that promised machines of mayhem, few have actually been able to step up and keep up with the rest of business. One of those companies is Rimac, the creator of the Concept One electric supercar that made headlines recently when The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond crashed one in Switzerland. It was an ignominious end to one of only eight road-going Concept One models, but all’s not lost in the world of Rimac after the company announced a new $36 million investment that would allow it to finally expand its lineup beyond the vaunted Concept One.

The infusion of money came from Camel Group, a Shanghai-based company that’s regarded as the largest manufacturer of batteries in all of Asia. The specific details of the deal were not mentioned by either company, but the deal is termed as a subscription agreement, which essentially means that Rimac likely agreed to sell a certain number of shares to Camel Group in exchange for a specific amount ($36 million as it turns out) that the Chinese company has agreed to pay. Of that amount, Rimac is expected to gain a majority of the funds, but not all of it. Roughly $3.6 million of the amount will be sent over to Greyp electric bicycle company. As far as what Rimac plans to do with the new funds, no less than Mate Rimac, the founder of both Rimac and Greyp, made the company’s plans clear: build a new electric supercar to succeed the Concept One.

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Rimac Automobili now has an Investor to Help Launch the Outrageous Concept One Supercar

Rimac Automobili now has an Investor to Help Launch the Outrageous Concept One Supercar

Unveiled in 2011, the Rimac Concept_One created quite a stir in the supercar world, mainly because of its unique, all-electric powertrain that delivered 1,088 horsepower and a stunning 2,802 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, the vehicle never made it into production due to Rimac’s inability to sustain the project financially.

But that could change in the near future, according to the Croatian company, who has announced it is about to sign a €15 million ($20.8 million) deal with investors from South America and Asia, Left Lane News reports.

More than half the sum will be coming from Colombian tycoon Frank Kanayet Yepes, a wealthy investor in the energy industry known for his passion for supercars. He will be pouring €8 million ($11.1 million) into Rimac Automobili in addition to purchasing one of the first Concept_One units.

The remaining cash infusion will come straight from Hong Kong, with mineral company Sinocop Resources paying €5 million ($6.9 million) for a 10 percent stake in the company and a further €2 million ($2.8 million) in stock.

The manufacturer has yet to reveal when the first Concept_One will be completed, but founder Mate Rimac said there are "six cars in the pipeline", with each one to cost about $1 million.

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Video: Rimac Concept One Puts the Ferrari 458 Italia in its Place

Video: Rimac Concept One Puts the Ferrari 458 Italia in its Place

When it comes to stature, recognition and overall appeal, the exclusive Rimac Concept One still can’t hold a candle to the world famous Ferrari 458 Italia.

But everything else, well, that’s a different story.

In an attempt to show off the Concept One to the wealthy market in the Middle East, Croatian automaker, Rimac, decided to show what exactly its electric supercar is capable of. We already know the numbers: 1,073 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, courtesy of four-in-wheel electric motors to go with a curb weight of 1,650 kg and a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 2.8 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 189 mph.

The Concept One’s capabilities were in full display after Rimac decided to pit it against the 458 Italia in a good ’ol drag race to see which car has the leg up over the other.

It must be said, though, that the 458 Italia’s 562 horses doesn’t come close to the numbers the Concept One can produce, but the whole point of the race, at least as far we’re concerned, is to show everyone with the money to spare - about $1 million, give or take - that the Concept One is worthy of all that dough.

And quite frankly, we agree.

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2011 Rimac Concept One

2011 Rimac Concept One

After being teased for quite some time now, the Rimac Concept One has finally made its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Concept One is not only the proof that "supercar" and "electric" can be used in the same sentence, but it also previews a limited edition model that will arrive in 2013 in a quantity of only 88 units.

Mind blowing as it is to comprehend, Rimac is promising an output that’s unheard of for an electric sports car. Concept One uses a unique powertrain which is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. With a total output of 1,088 HP and 2,802 lb/ft of torque, the Concept One will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds and comes with an electronically limited top speed of 189 mph.

The Concept One is the work of some of the most famous designers around the world. The carbon-fiber body is designed by Adriano Mudri, while the interior is designed by a team of former Pininfarina employees, led by Mr. Goran Popović.

UPDATE 04/20/12: The Rimac Concept One has been on display at the 2012 Top Marques Monaco, which was the perfect opportunity for the company to unveil new images of the supercar. Check them out in the picture gallery!

UPDATE 05/07/12: Rimac has unveiled a cool teaser video for their Concept One supercar that will be produced in a limited run of only 88 units. Watch the video and see if this car is really worth the €740,000 ($980,000 at the current rates) price tag associated with it.

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