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Rimac Concept_One Electric Supercar Salon Prive debut

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The very impressive Rimac Concept_One electric hypercar, which debuted at Frankfurt 2011, is to show at Salon Prive.

Now the Goodwood Festival of Speed  is over for another year, the next big petrolhead event is Salon Prive – which has been pushed back to September to avoid clashing with London 2012 – and Mate Rimac has announced his Rimac_One electric hypercar will be making its UK debut on the lawns of Syon Park.

The Mitac_One, which was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year and conceived by precocious 24yr old Mate Rimac,  is a technological tour de force for electric cars, offering four electric motors – one on each wheel – which can accelerate and decelerate independently to offer true four wheel vectoring and stunning handling.

Power from the four motors amounts to a combined total of 1073bhp and huge levels of torque to propel the Rimac to 60mph in a scant 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 190mph. Rimac also says the Concept_One will do 370 miles on a single charge (but not if you’re doing 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds) yet still weighs a reasonably 1850kg.

None of this will come cheap, with each Rimac costing a nice round $1 million, with plans to build just 88 cars. But for your money you will get a hypercar with real performance and a £625k green halo, just in case that matters to you.

Salon Prive 2012 will run from 5-7th September 2012 at Syon Park.

By Cars UK