Autocar reports that Rimac’s next hyper-EV will feature a 120kWh battery and level 4 autonomy
Rimac, the Croatian supercar manufacturer behind the Concept_One hypercar, will unveil its next creation in a matter of weeks. However, rumours of some early details of the EV are already circulating courtesy of Autocar.
The Concept_Two EV will feature a 120 kWh battery pack, the automotive website reports, citing sources in the know, and will likely be capable of level 4 autonomy. That means it will be self-driving, although a driver must be behind the wheel.
The Concept_Two is scheduled to be officially unveiled at the Geneva car show in March.
Rimac’s chief operating officer Monika Mikac previously told the UK trade magazine that the Concept Two will be “a true game-changer” with higher performance than its GBP1-million Concept One. (It will also be more comfortable and more expensive, she confirmed.)
The EV will still be a two-seater, will have a range greater than the 205 miles of the Concept_One, and will also be quicker off the mark – beating the One’s spritely rate of 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds.
The Concept_Two will be produced in a limited run of 100, with 20 units likely to be sold in the first year, Mikac has previously told Autocar.
The website reports that the company changed tack upon the release of Tesla’s updated 200kWh Roadster, and its aptly “ludicrous” acceleration of 0-62 in 1.9 seconds.
That should not diminish the capabilities of the 10 Concept_One models on the roads (and tracks) already. The EV boasts a 90kWh battery pack capable of delivering 1MW of power during acceleration – and absorbing 400 kW during braking – and a maximum output of 1224HP.
Nevertheless, Rimac will have to pull out all the stops to ensure its hypercar status is not undermined by Tesla’s relentless push for more power and longer range. Fans will have a few more weeks until the Geneva Motor Show begins on March 6, but they might console themselves with Rimac’s bombastic teaser video in the meantime.