Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Newspress | posted March 03, 2016 08:10
Rimac Concept S makes official debut in Geneva
Along with the debut of the production version of the world's first all-electric hypercar, the Concept_One, Rimac Automobili also unveiled its ‘evil twin’, the Rimac Concept S.
Compared to its ‘lesser’ sibling, the Concept S seems to have been heavily favored by its parents, Rimac Automobili.
The Rimac Concept S comes with 1403 PS (300 PS more) and 1800 Nm of torque (200 Nm more) plus a more aggressive aerodynamic package that increases downforce by 34% that pushes the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring S (RAWTV S) system to the limit.
With sensors on the chassis and suspension of the Concept S, maximum power and torque can be distributed to each motor of the wheel to send the vehicle to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds, to 200 km/h in 5.6 and to 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds.
The R-AWTV S also functions as a traction control, stability control and ‘electric ABS’ system that is in charge of the 4-wheel regenerative braking of up to 400 kW.
Exterior enhancements inlcude a bigger front splitter, air deflectors, side skirts, diffuser together with a large rear spoiler for more downforce and to lighten the entire vehicle by 7-percent carbon-fiber materials and lay-ups were used.
Sound insulation inside has been removed to lessen the weight while racing seats with four-point racing harness Alcantara seats with red stitching and blue lines have been installed.
To enhance the racing trim of the Concept S, the machine buttons and knobs come in anodized red.
The interface of the Concept S is more driving-oriented – delivering data about the drive and the vehicle at all times in order for the driver to maximize performance on the track. Like the Concept One, it will also store data on the internal memory and send it to the link via 4G Internet connection.
"We wanted to use the experience and knowledge from the Pikes Peak and offer our customers a unique, racelike experience. The Concept_S pushes the levels of performance to the extremes. Focusing on performance, the set-up of the R-AWTV_S system has been adapted to give the driver the ability to use the maximum out of the tires and aerodynamics. Telemetry data is helping the driver to perform better, just like on GT-racecars." Said the founder and CEO Mate Rimac.