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Rimac Concept One Electric Supercar Gets Track Time: Video

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We're allowing ourselves to get a little excited over the Rimac Concept_One, a 1,088-horsepower electric supercar from Croatia.

Okay, so with a price tag only just on the right side of $1 million and only 88 ever set to hit the road, it's not a realistic proposition for many, but like the Tesla Roadster or Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell, it's living, breathing proof that electric cars can be more than just appliances for those who don't really like cars.

That's why it's great to see Rimac's video of a Concept_One squealing its way around a track--burning rubber, going sideways, and doing things that get people excited about gasoline-powered supercars.

It also reassures us that the car is much more than a static display to be wheeled out at auto shows, never to touch a public highway.

You get to see the sleek styling in action, and witness the tire-shredding abilities of huge electric-powered torque--enough for a sub-3 second 0-62 mph time.

You can read more details about the Rimac Concept_One here, but in the meantime, click play on the video above to enjoy the sights and sounds of a zero-emission supercar.

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  1. Excellent to see it in motion. But from the video, I am afraid they lost their underscore.
     
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  2. I noticed that too, but the car is still known as the Concept_One on their website, so I kept with it!
     
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  3. Wow! Did they just out-Tesla Tesla?

    Over to you Silicon Valley...
     
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  4. Tesla could sell lots of Model S sport sedans by running it on the test track and out doing the BMW's and Mercedes in handling and aceleration and then factoring in that it only cost about $8 dollars of electricity to go 300 miles and they will sell real well.
     
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  5. Another benefit for EVs is cars like this stop skeptics dead in their tracks, they just can't hate a beautiful fast car. Most of the time people are stuck looking at little electric Eco-boxes, wich gives them little to look forward to. Rimac and Tesla both are giving us electric cars that are exciting and create a desire for electrics, they make you want a revolutionary electric drivetrain rather then the same old car and the trips to the pump.
     
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  6. Exactly Aptera anyone? Or what about the Th!nk or The Renault Twizzy. I like the Ford Fusion electric and the Tesla Model S is awesome. Lets have electric cars that are even better than the ICE cars and people will buy them. I will settle for nothing less than a real nice practical and stylish Ev. I hate clown cars and glorified electric golf carts since they only reinforce the precieved stereotype that an EV is less of a car than a gasoline vehicle
     
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  7. I'd love a Twizzy - it's looks like a hoot to drive. A bit like scooters; top fun until your mates see you.
     
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  8. The Twizy really is a lot of fun Michael, if you ever get a chance to drive one, jump at it. The term "handles like a go-kart" is hugely over-used in the motoring press but the Twizy really does.
     
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