Concept_One: Rimac unveils the world’s fastest electric car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The Concept_One does 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds and has a 221mph top speed. And we want one

Who said electric cars were going to be boring? Rimac, a Croatian company has just unveiled the world’s fastest all-electric car at this year's Geneva Motor Show – and it’s utterly ridiculous. The Concept_One uses an 8,450-cell battery pack to produce around 1,073hp, and puts down the power through four oil-cooled electric motors.

The Concept_One is the world’s fastest electric car: 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds and 221mph – and it’s NOT a Tesla

Those motors generate around 1,600Nm of torque, and they're enough to propel the car from 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds before hitting a top speed of 221mph. To put that number into perspective, Tesla’s Ludicrous Mode will get you to 60mph in 2.8 seconds, while a McLaren P1 will do the same in 2.7 seconds.

To extract the most out of its all-electric powerplant, the Concept_One uses a torque-vectoring system that intelligently distributes power to each wheel, depending on grip levels. Elsewhere, carbon-ceramic brakes are used to bring the car to a halt.

Interested? Rimac Automobilli says it’ll only be making eight examples of the Concept_One, and six of them have already been sold for £676,000 each. Still not fast enough? Rimac also introduced the Concept_S at the Geneva Motor Show; an even more extreme version of the Concept One, with a third more downforce. 

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