Rimac Uses Facebook to Tease New Model
By Zlatan Stankovic on December 7, 2017
After the Concept_One electric hypercar, Rimac would be forgiven for retiring right now. However, the world continues spinning and the rumors are swirling with regards to the follow-up model. With the original, just eight were built which, you would think, would lead to struggles but Rimac followed in the footsteps of Pagani with their Zonda and generated interest in all four corners of the globe. Now, Rimac is causing a sensation once again after a simple Facebook post.
So far, all we know about the model is the information ‘revealed’ in the Facebook post which is, to say the least, not a lot. Essentially, they teased a dark photo so all you can really see is the shapely upper half in deep shadow. To accompany the image, they suggest the new ‘Rimac hypercar’ will be a ‘true game changer’.
While our information is limited, we do have a date after they suggested a premiere at Geneva 2018. Of course, the Geneva Motor Show takes place in March next year which is what they’re referring to which means we’re incredibly close.
With the previous model and first instalment, the vehicle offered over 1,200 horsepower which led to a 2.5-second 0-60mph test and a top speed of 220mph. As we now know, the first edition was a game changer already so what can we expect from this second design? Well, we can be fairly certain this isn't the Roadster which has been suggested in recent times from Rimac. According to experts, the timelines simply don’t add up and we should be expecting that model later in 2018. With Tesla revealing their Roadster just recently, Rimac will love the fact that everybody has turned their attention their way.
Next year, it’s set to be a big year for Rimac having already planned new dealerships. Above all else, this suggests they’re going to increase their production and make the vehicle more accessible to the wider market. To help with this movement, Camel Group, based in Shanghai, recently invested $36 million into the company. Seeing as though this company is the largest battery manufacturer in Asia, it’s apt the money will go towards one of the most hotly-anticipated electric cars of all time. For now, all we can do is wait but doesn’t it suddenly feel like the holiday season is now in the way a little?