It takes a lot to stand apart at an exposition as jam-packed with glitzy treasure as the Frankfurt Motor Show and impress the hordes of automotive journalists there assembled, but we were suitably impressed when we laid eyes upon the Rimac Concept_One at the Messe this past September. The Croatian upstart put together a supercar of (figurative, if not literal) Bugatti proportions, but instead of building it around a fossil-guzzling conventional powerplant, Rimac designed its hypercar with the equivalent of 1,088 horsepower worth of electric motors.

With a 92-kWh battery powering the electric motors at each wheel, the Rimac is said to be capable of rocketing to 62 from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds while traveling as far as 372 miles on a single charge. The team of former Pininfarina designers penned an attractive shape to go with it, the Bulgarian leathercrafters extraordinaires at Vilner were brought in to work on the interior, HRE developed a unique set of monoblock alloys and Vredestein debuted its new Ultrac Vorti tires designed by Giugiaro all for the Concept_One.

Impressive specs, all, but what's most impressive is that the Concept_One is no mere concept – you can actually buy it, assuming you've got the scratch. Upon showcasing the electric supercar at the Top Marques show in Monaco, Rimac announced a limited run of 88 examples will be built, each fetching $980,000 – a price as princely as the regent who was on hand to check it out in Monte Carlo. Which only goes to prove that you can, indeed, have your cake and eat it too, but it'll cost you dearly.

Take a closer look at the fresh crop of high-resolution images added to the gallery above, and check out the bonus video of the car moving under its own power below.


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      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      good photoshoot but I really don't like this limping around they do. it's a 1000hp electric and they limp it around like it's a dishonest chevy volt concept. it has to demonstrate that it's more than a paper tiger. it has to show its colors. this is bs
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        I totally agree, why did they film it doing what looks like 10mph? Hopefully ABG will report later when this thing is put to the test :)
      Spiffster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow... I need to find someone to sue for something so I can afford one of these... thats how people get rich these days isnt it? Love this car... its so fine. But im a simple man, I actually I would be just as happy knowing a Fisker Atlantic is in my future despite the political douche nozzle-ry going on. Yeah, I just made that word up.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Faster than the top end Lamborghini and Ferrari models. And cheaper. Bonus points: it's electric ;)
      krona2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take two.
      Nick
      • 2 Years Ago
      So this guy is 23 years old, and starts a new car company in...Croatia? And launches a bad-a$$ new electric car? Am I missing something? He's obviously highly talented, and either from a wealthy family or well connected at the least.
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick
        @ Nick His bio would seem to indicate both !
          Nick
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Marco Polo
          Thanks for the info. I still think the guy deserves praise and credit for his accomplishments and doing something with his money while everyone else just talks.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Marco Polo
          @ Nick, Yep ! I agree !
        Mladen Kalinic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Nick
        All 3 mate. Hopefully he'll be smart enough to start making cars regular balkan people will be able to afford.
          JP
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mladen Kalinic
          Actually I hope not. Mate needs to push the envelope and show what can be done at the top, let others cater to the bottom. His talents would be wasted building an econobox.
      goodoldgorr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does it qualify for the $7500 Tax rebate ?
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        @ goodoldgorr Hey ! Gorr's first joke ! Well done gorr.....
        EZEE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        Joke? Wait...$980,000 is way too much for me, but at $972,500... Now we are talking....
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @EZEE
          @Ezee, It's delivered with a dozen bottles of Rakija !
      EZEE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks above at Sebastian's story (without clicking, of course), and sees "right wing" "Koch brothers" and various other key words....and phrases.... You know Sebastian is just writing all of that stuff as red meat to cause all of you anger and misery, so you click many times in your fury, right? The key is, do you rise to his bait? Do you react emotionally the way he is asking you too? Is there a bit more anger in your day, due to Sebastian? Let me repeat that, and think about it.... Is there a bit more anger in your day, due to Sebastian? Do you owe a bit more misery in your lives, due to Sebastian? Simply set yourselves free....don't click on Sebastian. Your lives with have just a tiny bit more joy in them, and a tiny bit less anger.
        Marco Polo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        @Ezee You've been visiting 2WM in Colorado Springs, haven't you? Stop drinking in all those micro-brewery's and get yourself to Gasoline Alley, or Blondie's ! Anyway the point, I'm making is Sebastian's article was good, relevant journalism. In his position as editor, he's allowed a little leeway on biased, comment, but in fact the article was factual and accurate. The article you should have been complaining about was the poorly written puff piece about Tesla. It's not Sebastian's fault if certain references trigger rabid responses. If the DoE is acting improperly, it's a cause for concern to everyone.
          EZEE
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Marco Polo
          If you know the dog is rabid, do you poke it with a stick? He knows what he is doing...
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EZEE
        Watch out folks, from now on all posts need to be sanitized politically (no matter if it's factual information) to avoid EZEE getting his panties in a bunch over it.
          JP
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Nick
          Seriosly, EZEE is heading into Dan F territory.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Nick
          I keep telling Ezee, stay away from strange beer, and stick to the brand name places ! But he's has these George Jones moments.......
      HVH20
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really hope they end up delivering a few examples of this, best of luck to them! The price looks realistic and so does the anticipated build quantity, lets just hope this doesn't go down in history as a cool concept car.
      sandos
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to see this thing burn some rubber! :)
      Tony Kalniev
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice! and cheaper than bugatti veyron! should catch some eyes of rich folks! gogogo electric!
      Marco Polo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, Mate Rimac certainly builds one fantastic EV ! I suppose if you are selling a $980,000 EV . Monaco is the right place to set up shop, being the richest place per capita on the planet ! Mate Remic conceived and commenced building this car when he was only 22 yrs old ! With 11 confirmed orders, he's on his way to becoming an automotive name to be remembered in 21st century car design! The great thing about these vehicles is the inspiration and excitement they inspire in EV technology.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Marco Polo
        The genius extends far beyond this car. Expect some amazing electric motors & other things to come out of this venture. I have an associate who is affiliated with these guys and he tells me the rabbit hole runs deep. These guys could give Tesla and Fisker a serious run for their money.
          Marco Polo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          @ 2WM Really? Thanks for sharing that information. That's great news! I really wish these guys every success. (Now, you really must keep Ezee out of those micro-breweries and take him hunting at Blondies !;)
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