Rimac Concept One Electric Supercar: More Details Revealed

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Last week we brought you news that the latest high-tech electric supercar was now available to order.

Made by Croatian firm Rimac and known as the Concept_One, the sleek vehicle will go on sale for a not-so-sleek $980,000.

The video above explains in more detail how the car's propulsion system works, with a motor for each wheel (though not in-wheel motors), and a Bugatti Veyron-rivaling 1,088 horsepower.

The motors themselves are high-tech, with a carbon fiber and aluminum housing, and liquid cooling. Torque vectoring enables the Concept_One to corner with confidence, applying exactly as much power as is needed to the road.

Rimac claims a 372-mile range for the Concept_One, using 92 kWh of LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate) batteries--essentially a lithium-ion design, but with a longer life and higher peak power ratings.

The split-spoke monoblock wheels are custom-designed by HRE, and the tires handling all that power are bespoke Vredestein items.

According to Autoweek, the car will be making an appearance at the Top Marques Monaco show at the Grimaldi Forum, no doubt lining up alongside other supercars--though probably not all of them electric.

The Rimac still has pedigree though. While the exterior was penned by up-and-coming Austrian designer Adriano Mudri, the interior was the work of former Pininfarina designers, and trimmed by Belgian luxury specialist, Vilner.

Only 88 will be sold, and if you're suitably wealthy and so inclined, there are still some left.

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