We rarely hear about Rimac Automobili and its all-electric supercar Concept_one anymore, but rest assured, the company is alive and well. The Crotia-based electric automaker grew from 20 to 150 employees during the past 2 years and now plans to go on a hiring spree and double its headcount in 2016.
In order to let more people know about what they are working on, the company has been releasing videos lately and its latest highlights the Concept_one’s all wheel torque vectoring system.
Rimac’s $1 million electric car is powered by 4 motors equipped with an all wheel torque vectoring system called ‘RAWTV’.
The company describes the system on its website:
“This system precisely controls the torque of each motor 100 times per second. By utilising the data from various precise sensors placed throughout the car and advanced control algorithms, it can use the maximum grip of each tire, thus providing superior dynamic characteristics. RAWTV has various modes that give the car multiple characters, depending on the driver’s preferences and abilities.
For example – the driver can choose an “oversteer mode” where the system helps skilled drivers to slide through corners. RAWTV not only changes the character of the car under acceleration and braking but also acts as a dynamic stability control system. Compared to the conventional systems where hydraulic brakes are used to stabilize the vehicle, the RAWTV takes advantage of the use of electric motors.”
Here’s the video featuring the system:
The Concept_one has been in limited-production since 2014. It delivers 1088 HP and 1600 Nm of torque, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph.
Rimac also has an electric bike division called ‘Greyp Bikes’, which manufactures a bike with insane performances called ‘the Greyp G12s’.
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Why would you buy this instead of a Tesla Model S – given they have the same 0-60 acceleration?
The 200mph is a bit meaningless given the car is limited to 190, and secondly the battery would be nearly flat by the time you got to 200
I know about that car from long time and still not on the market. Only 10-20 people will buy it.
With the torque vectoring, it would surpass the Model S, and most other cars on tracks and really twisty roads but if it’s still $1 million, it’s too costly.