Rimac's Concept One battery-powered supercar finally done teasing us

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We've been teasing the Rimac Automobili Concept One for the last two weeks, and finally got a glimpse of some studio shots of the electric supercar yesterday. Our team at the Frankfurt Motor Show finally turned their lenses on the EV with a ginormous 92-kWh of lithium phosphate battery pack (which we think is the biggest one available in a passenger car, unless you count the mysterious – and burnt – Kolibri pack in the DMB-converted Audi A2) and four individual motors (one for each wheel). When we got a close-up encounter with the car, we noticed a well-designed interior from Pininfarina and Vilner to match the fine exterior.

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Rimac selected Vilner for the final touches of Concept One interior

FRANKFURT, September 13th, 2011. – Rimac Automobili is unveiling the world's first electric supercar - the Concept_One. The Concept_One is anexceptional supercar with a new propulsion system.

Rimac Automobili developed an unique powertrain which is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel, completely independent one from the other. It's called All Wheel Torqure Vectoring and allowes a new approach to vehicle dynamics. Mate Rimac, CEO of Rimac Automobili says: „I believe that the electric motor is a much better machine compared to the ICE, in almost all aspects, especially for a sportscar."

The exterior design is signed by Adriano Mudri: „Exploring the labyrinth of creativity, soon it was obvious thedesign had to be simple and clear with a lot of sporty elegance to easily catch up with its competitors in this power & exclusivity class."The interior is designed by a team of former Pininfarina employees, led by Mr. Goran Popović. After the Rimac Automobili Engineering team finished the development and prototyping of the interior parts, the company entrusted the vision of the Bulgarian custom studio Vilner for the elaboration of the interior, color combination and for the leather design accent.. The result is a high-techsupercar interior which can be appealing and pleasant to interact with at the same time.

RimacAutomobili is young company that develops and produces high performance electric vehicles, drive trains and battery systems. "Our first car evolved in a short period into a project that didn't give an end result but a beginning of great new story, of the first world electric hyper car – The Concept(One)" Mate Rimac describes their beginnings. 20 great engineers and designers settled in Croatia near Zagreb are making something new and revolutionary.

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