Rimac’s New Hypercar Is Faster Than A Tesla, Self-Driving, Has 1,914 HP And Facial Recognition

by 12 months ago

The next-generation Tesla Roadster can zoom from 0 to 60 in a neck-snapping 1.9 seconds. The Rimac Concept Two can go even faster. Rimac claims that the Concept Two can launch from 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 1.85 seconds. But this hypercar from Croatia doesn’t just stop at 60 mph. Rimac boasts that their supercar speeds from 0 to 100 mph in 4.3 seconds and can run a quarter mile in 9.1 seconds. The Concept Two only needs 11.8 seconds to reach 186 mph from a standstill. Do you still have the need for speed? Good because the Rimac Concept Two reaches a pavement-melting top speed of 258 mph. Let me remind you, the Concept Two is an electric vehicle, and electric vehicles are expected to be quick, but not supposed to go that fast. Only a handful of gas-powered hypercars are faster — Koenigsegg Agera RS, Hennessey Venom GT, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and Bugatti Chiron.

The Rimac Concept Two can achieve these speeds because it is powered by four electric motors, that pump out an astounding 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. It also has four gearboxes; a pair of single-speed units for the front motors and a pair of two-speed gearboxes for acceleration of the rear motors. The racy Rimac is rated to have a total range of 404 miles. You can charge the Concept Two’s 120-kWh battery pack up to 80% in only 30 minutes using the 250-kWh fast charger.

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