Update: Rimac has confirmed that is working on an electric hypercar with a fixed roof, scheduled to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018. The first teaser is pictured below.
The new Tesla Roadster concept promised impressive performance when it debuted just a few weeks ago; a top speed of 250+ miles per hour (402 kilometers per hour), a range of 620 miles (997 kilometers), and a 0-60 mph (96 kmh) time of just 1.9 seconds. While it remains to be seen if the electric supercar will ever reach the production line, another EV manufacturer promises an electric hypercar that could be even better.
Rimac, the Croatian-based company responsible for the Concept_One, has suggested that a new electric supercar will be coming to market. In an interview with AutoGuide, Jens Sverdup – Rimac's distributor for the Americas – said that the electric coupe has been in the works for a number of years, and could debut as early as next year.
Like the supercar before it, the new one should be plenty powerful. The Concept_One produces a whopping 1,224 horsepower (912 kilowatts) and 1,180 pound-feet (2,548 Newton-meters) of torque, allowing for a 0-60 mph (96 kmh) time of just 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 220 mph (354 kmh). Not to mention an overall electric range of around 200 miles (321 kilometers).
Alongside the a new electric supercar, Rimac promises that it will add five new retailers to the U.S. in 2018. Currently New York’s Manhattan Motorcars is the sole retailer in the U.S. The new retailers will carry both the Concept_One coupe, and the yet-to-be-named new coupe.
Part of that expansion is thanks in part to a $36 million investment from Camel Group, Asia’s largest battery manufacturer. The $36 million cash injection not only will benefit the Rimac Automobili company, but also the Greyp electric bicycle company. Greyp will receive $3.6 million (€3 million) in allocated funds.