CROATIAN electric car maker will build a limited run of its new supercar, though it is expected to offer less performance than new Tesla Roadster
Electric supercar maker Rimac has revealed new details about its successor to the ludicrously quick Concept One.
The Croatian firm’s second hypercar, which will be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show next month, will feature a bigger battery and a “high level of autonomy” according to reports in Autocar.
The motoring magazine quotes a source close to the car, who revealed that the battery would have a 120kWh capacity, up from the Concept One’s 90kWh unit.
Although performance figures have not yet been revealed, a higher capacity battery would allow increased power and range – staggering considering the original car made 1,073bhp, 1,600Nm of torque, and could sprint from 0-60mph in just 2.6 seconds.
Range was estimated to be about 200 miles in normal driving.
Rimac is said to have changed its performance targets when Tesla unexpectedly revealed its second-generation Roadster.
The American firm’s hypercar will have a 200kWh battery and is claimed to be capable of sprinting to 60mph in under two seconds.
Autocar’s source also said that the new Rimac will feature level four autonomy where legal, meaning that the car can totally drive itself but requires a driver and steering wheel to take over if needed.
The new Rimac will have a production run of just 100 units, though this is a big jump from the Concept One’s run of 10. It will cost more than £1 million.