London Calling, indeed.

The Rimac Concept_One super-duper electric car will be shown off at London's Salon Privé in September, Hybrid Cars reports, giving us another chance to show off pictures of this electric beauty.

The exhibit will be the second ever for Croatia's Rimac, which unveiled the EV at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September. Since then, more details have been disclosed about the car, which will have a production run of less than 90 vehicles and a $1 million pricetag.

The Concept_One will have a 92-kilowatthour battery and a powertrain that delivers almost 1,100 horsepower, giving the car a 0-60 mile-per-hour acceleration time of 2.8 seconds and a 190-mile-per-hour top speed. The car is also said to have a single-charge range of 373 miles, though trying to hit the aforementioned acceleration rate will likely bring that range down a bit.


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      Andy Smith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully those extravagant oil rich sheikhs and their playboy sons who migrate to london for the summer will snap them up, or maybe Jezza captain slow and the hamster will actually be impressed by an electric by driving this
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Better performance than a high end lambo or ferrari at a lower price, with lower maintenance, and lower energy cost.. I bet the thrust is so much harder than those cars as well. That's where this car shines. I'd love to see top gear get their hands on one of these and try to say something negative about it. Then pit it up against the most nasty powerful car they have. Do it, Clarkson!!
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Custom rubber from Pininfarina as well.
        Timo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        For Clarkson that's easy: just follow the script. - Do some very rapid accelerations and use some track time, and complain how the range is only fraction of the advertised one. Preferably nearly run out of juice in the track and then show people pushing the car (even that car can still be driven). - Point a ordinary wall socket and say how it takes days to charge it up. - At the end comment "it just doesn't work in real life".
          Marcopolo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Timo
          @ Timo Did you read Jeremy Clarkson's favourable comments on the GM Volt/Ampera or Fisker Karma ?
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        I'd like to see it in high performance action. So far we've only seen it moving slowly.
        Nick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        I'd like to see it in high performance action. So far we've only seen it moving slowly.
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 2 Years Ago
      test
      Anne
      • 2 Years Ago
      It doesn't have a 17" touchscreen.
      wtrmlnjuc
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 1% can afford limitless amounts of 'Model S'es. It's probably the 30-40%, luxury sedan range, and it's not just the 1%. The Concept_One is probably for the 5%.
      Grendal
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd rather have 10 Model S Performance Signatures. It's still a very cool looking car though. In a year or two there will probably be a sportier AWD Model S using the Model X AWD system. I mention it because that will likely be 0-60 in 3.5 seconds-ish. And back to the Rimac, 90 people have $1 million to spend on this baby. It's good to be the king...
        paulwesterberg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Grendal
        The Model S Signature Model is a car for the 1%. The 160 mile version is a car for the top 3%. This is a car for the 0.1%, when you have more money than sense and the Model S is just a little to pedestrian.
        Grendal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Grendal
        @paulw I absolutely have to disagree with you on that. A $100K car is not a 1%er car by any means. The Rimac definitely is at $1 million but if you check out the poll on the Tesla Motors Club Forum of the household income of Model S buyers you'll see that most are below $200K a year. It would be fair to say it is a top 10%er car. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/7238-Model-S-Buyers-What-s-Your-Income Researching the top 1%, yields an income of $1.5 million a year I found.
          Grendal
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          Look at the list I posted. And I did write "below" $200K a year. I'd say from the survey that 5% of the Model S buyers are a 1%er making $1.5 million or more a year.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          $200K per year is not 10% of the households in the US. It's less than that.
          Timo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Grendal
          For European buyers TCO of electric car for people that drive a lot is so much better than ICE car that people can buy a lot more expensive BEV than ICE car and pay the difference in saved fuel and maintenance costs. In something like five year period Model S does not cost more than something like low-end Audi A4. People just look too much to the initial cost of the car. For some places like in Norway where you don't pay VAT for electric vehicles Model S is practically no-brainer for even poor people that need car (if you can't afford the initial cost, take a loan, it's still cheaper than ICE car would be).
      Rotation
      • 2 Years Ago
      1100HP would equal a lot more than 190mph top speed. Also, 92kWh battery, drawn at 821kW (1100HP)? You're going to need a good warranty if you do that too often.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rotation
        I don't believe that horsepower says anything about top speed. This car could be designed for low top speed ( well, if you want to call 190mph low ), and high torque,
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          ( but you do need X amount of power to maintain X speed, so the limitation, on the powertrain side, comes down to how many continuous watts that the motor can handle.. and the bigger the motor, the better obviously )
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          Getting 190mph ( or higher ) out of a single speed transmission when the majority of your torque is available from a start is no problem at all :) The top speed of a motor is determined both by the gear ratio to the wheels, and the motor RPM. I've heard of electric motors that top out at 400,000rpm. A single speed transmission and an electric motor does not present any kind of top speed limitation.
          Rotation
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          At constant power input an electric motor produces (approximately) constant HP output at all speeds. So changing gearing would have no significant effect on velocity. Only a hard limit of motor speed would do that. How about this possibility: these guys are full of it and don't really know the performance 1100HP would produce since they haven't built any car of this performance, let alone this one?
          Jon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          2WM is correct. The gearing affects top speed AND acceleration. A motor is speed limited, so the gear determines the top speed. A motor is also torque limited from zero RPM to the base speed. The gearing therefore affects the acceleration before the base speed it hit. Past the base speed it is (approximately) constant power. Simple version: Higher gear ration means more torque at zero speed but lower top speed.
          PeterScott
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          @Rotation. Well electric motors don't have infinite speed. All of them start to taper at higher RPM and it is quite limiting on top speed for these kinds of electric cars that don't actually have gears. So the RPM range has to take your from zero to top speed. Getting 190 MPH out of a single speed transmission will be quite a feat.
          Timo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          That huge power translates to very high engine torque, way more than tires can handle, so high top speed can be achieved quite easily without sacrificing anything in acceleration. 190mph is more than enough IMO for any car that isn't specifically build for high speed races. OTOH you could have aimed for 200mph just because it is nice round number and people like nice round numbers. That 10mph would have huge market value.
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 2 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          You know, i don't understand exactly how horsepower is calculated, so sorry, we cannot argue. Theory: they are calculating the horsepower based on kilowatts inputted into the motor. But i am not sure.
      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be quite an amazing feat if the 24 year old CEO really pulls this off. He has huge stones. Shooting for a million dollar super car right out of the gate.
        Rick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PeterScott
        It will be amazing watching it doing 7 MPH in London with a cyclist zooming past it at 13 MPH in London
      krona2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll take a couple for weekend joy rides.
      Ford Future
      • 2 Years Ago
      It still burns zero gallons of gas, for the .1%
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL Londons calling. Rimac would be absolute crap in London about as much use as a chocolate teapot, just a status symbol stuck in a jam. Would like to see a race through Fulham & Chelsea out to Wandsworth on Top Gear, Clarkson v Bradley Wiggins in the rush hour, Bradley would win it by a clear hour blindfolded on a cycle. London is gridlocked, traffic averages 7 MPH for the car & 13 MPH cycling. Only thing thing most Londoners are calling is for a Brit 1-2-3 finish in the last stage of Tour De France on Sunday (GT40 moment for cycling) Cavadiish stage winner followed by Wiggins the the 2012 Tour de France champion with a bit of luck. London is calling for lots of gold medals in the Olympic cycling next. A
        Anne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick
        Now, Rick, if you are touting yourself to be the cycling expert, you should know the guys name is "Cavendish", :) Btw, he was untouchable. Again. I'd like to see what he could do in the Varna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwpGLCAMm4
      Sebastian Tristan
      • 2 Years Ago
      One day, such cars will overtake cars like the Bugatti Veyron.
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