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New Vaporware: Electric, Croatian Supercar With Near-200 MPH Capability

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On: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 5:23PM | By: Chris Weiss


New Vaporware: Electric, Croatian Supercar With Near-200 MPH Capability

It seems like all you need to start a supercar companies these days is a dream and a few fistsful of unlikely promises. The latest contender in the Transtar Racing - Rotary Supercars Not Holding Our Breath Fest is Rimac. Despite coming from an area of the world whose most famous automotive achievement is the Yugo, Croatia-based Rimac Automobili has a very ambitious project underway. We'll get a first look when Frankfurt gets underway.

Called the One Concept, Rimac's concept is an electric supercar. Alright, that's rare, but not unprecedented. But what makes Rimac's car seem highly unlikely is the ridiculous scope of its numbers. Not only will the One Concept boast a series of four motors (one per wheel) that produce up to 1,074-hp and spiral 2,802 lb-ft of torque onto the wheels, it'll also offer a 373-mile range. Oh, and it will weigh around 3,638 lbs.—not particularly superlight, but we'd expect it to weigh more like 7,000 lbs. when you imagine what type of battery pack can not only power a 1,000-hp motor, but can power it to more than 350 miles of driving.

Other specs include a 2.8-second 0-to-62 and 190 mph electronically limited top speed. As much as we'd like to believe there's an electric vehicle with this kind of capability on the horizon, we have trouble believing this particular description. We also have trouble putting too much trust in an unknown player from Croatia.

Still, though, it'll be interesting to see what this car is all about later this month—3:00 p.m. on September 13, to be exact. Meanwhile, check out the short teaser video of the concept below:




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