Porsche Purchase 10 Percent Equity in Supercar Rimac
By Zlatan Stankovic on June 22, 2018
Without beating around the bush, Rimac are the global leaders when it comes to electric supercars. Everything from the design and styling, to the performance and thrill have been nailed down and perfected. Since 2009 – when Mate Rimac founded the company – the brand has been revolutionizing the electric division of the automotive industry.
Now, it’s fair to say that most people are familiar with Rimac simply because of the well-publicised accident that nearly killed Richard Hammond on The Grand Tour. But, that doesn’t mean they aren’t popular for a reason, especially the Concept_One. But, they recent made a bold statement by introducing the C_Two, which blows the Tesla Roadster out of the water.
Why? Well, because the 1,914-BHP and zero to 62-MPH in 1.85 seconds is unrivalled. The scene literally stood up and took notice; not long after revealing its first EV – Taycan – Porsche decided to invest in the Croatian company. Of course, it’s only 10%, but Porsche have said they aim to start a “close collaboration” with Rimac later down the line.
Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche, stated –
“By developing the purely electric two-seater super sports cars, like the Concept_One or C-Two, as well as core vehicle systems, Rimac has impressively demonstrated its credentials in the field of electromobility. We feel that Rimac’s ideas and approaches are extremely promising, which is why we hope to enter into close collaboration with the company in the form of a development partnership.”
Don’t be so shocked, though, because Rimac has been working alongside other automakers for many years. For instance, they’re the ones who developed and supplied battery technology to Koenigsegg and Aston Martin. All we’re saying is you should be very excited by this news. Eh, just imagine what an electric 911 could do!
To finish off, Mate Rimac said – “This partnership now is an important step for Rimac on our way to become a component and system supplier of choice for the industry in electrification, connectivity and the exciting field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.”