Rimac Uses a Military Facility as Its Playground
The Croatian carmaker is up to something great, and now has the perfect testing grounds for it
You’ve recently seen the Rimac Super_One in action, convincing you it has great potential to step forward as the Veyron of the electric world, performance-wise: 1,088 horsepower, 1,180 lb-ft and 0-62 mph in 2.6 seconds.
Now, the Croatian carmaker is working on something more powerful, Concept_S, known as ‘the evil twin’ of the Concept_One. The S has 1,384 horsepower and 1,327 pound-feet of torque, enough to pull a 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds (and to reach 124 mph in 5.6 seconds and 0-186 mph in just 13.1 seconds).
Despite generating 34% more downforce than the One (thanks to an upgraded, and very desirable, aerodynamic kit), Concept_S can reach a maximum velocity of 227 mph (365 km/h), 7 mph more than the One.
As the ‘thank you’ clip says, the high-speed testing is hard on a circuit (unless you’re not Volkswagen Group and have an Ehra-Lessien facility at hand), so the Croatian Ministry of Defence steps in and gives Rimac a helping hand by loaning a military runway just for this kind of activity.
You cool, Croatian Ministry of Defence. You cool.