Rimac Concept_S is One amped up supercar


The Rimac Concept_One has an evil twin that's just stepped from the shadows at the Geneva Motor Show, but instead of sporting a sinister Van Dyke beard and a menacing glare to denote the devilish difference, this doppelganger goes all-in on an aerodynamics package to put its perverse point across. The deviations are more than just skin-deep too.

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Unseen like an ulterior motive, the Rimac Concept_S turns up the wick of an already diabolically powerful electric drivetrain, adding enough muscle to turn this all-wheel-drive supercar into a megawatt machine. Boasting 1,018 kW (1,365 horsepower) at peak with 1800 Nm (1,328 pound feet) of axle-twisting torque, we mean that in the most literal sense.
Also undetectable is the diet that's been imposed. Despite the addition of a front splitter, air deflectors, side skirts, and a generous rear spoiler for increased downforce, by altering the materials and the process of making the carbon-fiber shell – and the stripping of some sound-proofing and plushness from the interior – this monster is a full 50 kg (110 pounds) lighter than its older, slightly more sedate sibling. As you might of guessed, it's also quicker.

The story of Rimac Automobili has always been about speed and innovation, and the Concept_S uses the technology born from setting Guinness records and racing up Pikes Peak to produce some startling numbers. Said to be capable of 0-to-100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in 2.5 seconds, 0-to-200 kph (124.3 mph) in 5.6 seconds, and 0-to-300 kph (186.4 mph) in 13.1 seconds, it employs a two-speed, dual-clutch gearbox connected to each of the independently-driven rear wheels to help achieve a top speed of 365 kph (226.8 mph).

Strapped into the racing bucket with a five-point harness, drivers can choose from a number of different performance settings that take full advantage of its flexible all-wheel torque-vectoring system – from calm and collected to all-out drift mode – and get visual feedback from data collected by hundreds of sensors. The telemetry can also be exported via a 4G link for track-side analysis or stored for later scrutiny.

Though its battery pack is designed for power rather than maximum energy storage, it does hold a decent 82 kWhs. Range is not given but driving within legal limits should put it in the 250-mile neighborhood. Charging is achieved through either a 22-kW onboard AC charger or via a DC Combo connection at up to 120 kWs.

Source: Autoblog

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