Rimac Concept_S showcased at Geneva Show – IAB Report

Posted on: Mar 4, 2016 - 5:04pm IST

0-200 km/h in just 5.6 seconds.

Rimac Automobili has taken covers off their latest supercar, the Rimac Concept_S, at the Swiss show. The supercar gets an all new aerodynamics package, updated interior and an updated powertrain as well.

Rimac Concept_S front three quarter

Powering the supercar are electric motors placed in each wheel with the rear ones mated to a two-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The Concept_S boasts a power output of 1,018 kW (1,365 hp) with 1800 Nm (1,328 lb-ft) of literally axle-twisting torque.

The Concept_S is capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, 0-200 kph in 5.6 seconds, and 0-300 kph in 13.1 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 365 km/h.

Even with the addition of the aerodynamic parts like front splitter, air deflectors, side skirts, and a generous rear spoiler, the electric supercar weighs 50 kg lesser than the Concept_One since the company decided to strip some of the sound-proofing and plushness from the interior.

Rimac Concept_S rear three quarter

The interior gets racing seats with five point harness seat belt and benefits from various performance settings to get the best out of the all-wheel-torque-vectoring system. Driving modes range from normal city driving to a all-out track drift mode. Various sensors around the car collect the driving and performance data which can either be uploaded via 4G link for track-side analysis or stored for later scrutiny.

The company did not comment on the range but with the battery capacity of 82 kWh, a normal driving cycle should last around 250 miles. The battery pack can be charged via a 22-kW onboard AC charger or via a DC Combo connection at up to 120 kW.

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