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  • May 11th 2012 at 10:40AM
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Go back a decade or so – before Koenigsegg, SSC and the Bugatti Veyron were on the scene – and the idea of a million-dollar, thousand-horsepower supercar that could break the three-second barrier to sixty would seem out of this world. Posting those kinds of figures with an electric car? No way.

Way. That's what the Rimac Concept_One is all about. It chews up Tesla Roadsters and spits them back out into the Silicon Valley from whence they came. The electric motors mounted at each wheel give the electric supercar 1,088 horsepower of thrust and a 2.8-second sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph). Range comes in at a claimed 372-miles. All yours (if you're one of the first 88 customers to call) for the low, low price of $980,000.

We could hardly believe it when we saw the show car in Frankfurt last year, and neither could the show-goers in Monte Carlo where it made its production debut. So to show the public that it was for real, Rimac put out this short video clip showing its Croatian creation laying down patches of its Giugiaro-designed Vredestein rubber on the tarmac. It's brief, but it's worth a watch. Scroll down below to check it out.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm waiting for the full test drive.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Big range from an electric. I hope the other mfrs are watching.
      J W
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was weird without the engine note. I wouldn't mind driving one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those sideview mirrors are very small. ...?
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 3 Years Ago
      I prefer gas and a manual.
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I had a garage full of supercars that I never drove, then I'd for sure want one of these to park in their too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is incredibly exciting... The biggest complaint with torque vectoring now is that the adjustments made in the power dolled out to each wheel are not instantaneous, thanks in large part to the combustion engine powering the whole system. With an all-electric motor turning each wheel individually, torque adjustments will be instantaneous! The grip in the corners will be neck-breaking if they do the whole thing right.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needs a louder exhaust... oh wait.
      Nick Allain
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what supercars are all about - special inside and out.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something about drifting around doesn't seem right without an engine screaming next to the tires. This car looks good though!
        • 3 Years Ago
        For me, I think that's part of the charm! How interesting, how novel would it be to run one of these in one of those amateur drift comps where all you'd hear is electric motor whine and tire squeal?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a lot of action longer than 2-3 seconds before a cut. That's always a tad concerning (yes it's edgy, and leaves you wanting more, but I suspect more than just style of the video). Show me clips at least 5-10 secs long of each maneuver, then I will believe it can really take that corner (and not end up on the grass) or can accelerate for more than 2 secs without exploding...
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