Rimac\'s Second Electric Hypercar: 120kWh Battery And \'full Autonomy\'

More details have surfaced on Croation electric vehicle maker Rimac’s new supercar, which will debut next month at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

Rimac teased the new car in a video earlier this year, which carries the working name Concept Two. It’s understood to be an all-new product built from the ground-up (so it’s not based on the Concept One) and has been in development for a few years now. According to Autocar, the electric supercar will have a 120 kWh battery pack that will provide more range than the Concept One, which could travel 205 miles on a single charge depending on driving style.

What’s more surprising is the Concept Two will feature Level 4 autonomy. That means it will be able to handle nearly every aspect of the driving task without the need for human intervention. We’re understandably sceptical, but the Concept One was a hugely impressive product for Rimac’s first try at building a car, so they just might surprise us. The company also received a 30 million euro investment from Camel Group last year – the largest battery producer in China, so it’s not like it’s short on cash either.

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Autocar also claims Rimac changed its performance goals for the Concept Two after the debut of the second-generation Tesla Roadster in October. Tesla hopes the production Roadster will do 0-60 mph in 1.9s and reach a top speed of 250 mph. The Concept One did 0-60 in 2.5s and boasted a top speed of 221 mph, so the Concept Two should be decidedly insane. A 0-60 mph time of around 2.2s and a top speed of 230 mph doesn’t seem far-fetched, but let’s wait and see what Rimac delivers.

Rimac’s new supercar will debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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