Rimac has earned huge acclaim for its Concept One. The 1224 hp electric hypercar slammed the LaFerrari and the 918 Spyder in drag races last year. Shortly after, it was in the public eye after former Top Gear host Richard Hammond crashed it while filming for The Grand Tour. Needlessly to say, the car’s acceleration is blistering. After selling the eight production Concept Ones and two track only Concepts S models, Rimac now plans to launch another electric hypercar in the first half of 2018.
The car internally named as the Concept Two will be even faster than its predecessor, Rimac COO, Monica Mikac promises. However, the car will be more focused on “comfortable luxury” than outright performance, just like the Koenigsegg Regera. The Concept Two will share the same design DNA but will be be slightly bigger than the Concept One.
The car will be “in a league with Pagani, Koenigsegg and Bugatti”, Mikac claimed and will cost more than the $1.3 million Concept One. Customers of Rimac aren’t too concerned about the maximum range since they don’t use it as a daily driver. That said, the Concept Two will surpass its predecessor’s range of 205 miles. Rimac also plans to build a track focused version and an open-top Spider variant.
It’s great to see Rimac focusing on production cars, considering most of its revenue comes from sourcing technology to other brands. For those who don’t know, Rimac supplies batteries for the Koenigsegg Regera and will be supplying the infotainment system and batteries for the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Rimac will build 100 Concept Twos and plans to sell 20 cars in the first year. The company has recently raised $36 million to expand and build its production facility. Its great to see another supercar company managing to get a foothold. We are sure Rimac cars will hold their own in the electric hypercar war starting next decade.