World's first all-electric supercar teased ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show [w/video]
The exterior design comes courtesy of Adriano Mudri who was responsible for the look of another electric; the Magna Steyr Mila EV. He has also previously expressed his vision of electric supercardom, penning an alternatively-powered Lamborghini that you can see on his website. For the Rimac project, Mudri appears to go with lines with less of an angular bent, opting instead for something slightly more sexy and curvaceous.
The interior is by a team of former Pininfarina folks led by Goran Popović. They were involved with such automobiles as the Ferraris Modena 360 and FF and other high-end hypercars. Though we have yet to get a glimpse through the glass, we are quite confident the vehicle's occupants will be tastefully indulged.
The company has already received an order for two vehicles from a member of the royal family in Abu Dhabi. The initial delivery will be a non-road going, pre-production unit that they expect to deliver in the last quarter of 2012, with a fully homologated road runner coming in mid 2013. Once underway, they expect to create between ten and fifteen vehicles a year with production limited to a maximum of 88. Pricing details have not been released but we understand it will cost less than offerings from Pagani or Koenigsegg, but not substantially less.
While it may be a while before the Concept One itself takes the asphalt with its talons, an example of the motors that will power it are already in use. We are told that the BMW e30 conversion that started this story – now officially known as the Rimac Automobili e-M3 as it's received it own VIN – had no problems using the power plant while scooting through the Swiss Alps during the e-miglia. Though power was down from the previous 600 hp serial DC motor configuration, efficiency was much better and the design proved durable.
Peruse the gallery above and give us your first impressions in the comment section. We've also got a freshly-released video from the company after the break that brings us into their offices and lets us check out their fancy supercar manufacturing machines in action. It all makes us look very much forward to September 13th in Frankfurt.
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