This 1,073 HP Electric Hypercar from Croatia is Ready to Hit the Road

It makes puny Teslas look like go-karts.


The mysterious 28-year-old Croat known as Mate Rimac is about to unleash his hellishly fast 1,073 hp electric hypecar, the Rimac Concept_One, at the Geneva Motor Show. 


The vehicle was first teased at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but is now ready for production, Rimac says.


Only eight Concept_Ones will be built at about $810,000 apiece, and six of them have already been sold.

The Concept_One is powered by a Veyron-busting 1073 hp, all-electric powertrain consisting of four permanent magnet oil-cooled motors producing a combined torque figure of 1,180-lb-ft.


That’s good enough to deliver a 0-62 mph time of 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 221 mph, Rimac claims. 

Inside, the high-tech two-seater will feature a custom built infotainment system with a 4G LTE Internet connection and even its own Cloud. 

You know, just in case you need to access some files after getting all charged up on the track. 


Jared Paul Stern is Executive Editor of Maxim magazine and Executive Editor of JustLuxe