Rimac Automobili proudly presented its Concept_S at the Geneva International Motor Show, a similar car to its Concept_One, but it’s refined, lighter and more powerful than ever.

The Rimac Concept_S is built to utilize the maximum potential of the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring system. Compared to the Concept_One, the Concept_S has 218 kW (296 hp) and 200 Nm more power and torque, 50 kg less weight, and an aggressive aerodynamic package. The aerodynamic elements enhance downforce by 34 % (up to 650 kg of load) which press the chassis to the ground. Combined with high-performance tires, higher levels of grip are enabled opening a wide spectrum of extreme setups for the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (RAWTV) system. With 1384 hp and 1800 Nm of torque, the Concept_S raises the bar of dynamic performance. It enables the Concept_S to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in just 2,5 seconds, to 200 km/h in 5,6 and to 300 km/h in mesmerising 13,1 seconds.

With the development of the Concept_One, Rimac Racing stayed true to their roots, working on motorsport programs at the highest level. The hardest test for Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring was the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Race in Colorado. Nobuhiro Monster Tajima drove the Tajima Rimac e-Runner, a race car developed by Rimac Automobili, on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2015 and finished in front of all combustion engine powered cars. The invaluable experience gathered during the Pikes Peak project has been implemented throughout the development of the Concept_One’s R-AWTV system. The result is a refined, yet powerful system that works in the background to enhance the natural potential of the vehicle.

“We wanted to use the experience and knowledge from the Pikes Peak and offer our customers a unique, race-like 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.

Rimac Automobili also revealed its production version of the Concept_One.

Technical data
Maximum power: 1384 hp (1018 kW)
Maximum torque: 1800 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm
Top speed: 365 km/h Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,5 seconds; 0-200 km/h 5,6 seconds, 0-300 km/h 13,1 km/h
Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.7 g
Charging: 22 kW on-board charger, DC-Combo fast charger (up to 120kW)
Power to weight: 768 hp/ton

Weight: 1800 kg
Length: 4187 mm
Width: 1842 mm
Height: 1070 mm
Front tires: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R 245/35 R20,
Rear tires: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R 295/30R 20
Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear

Battery package
Voltage: 650V nominal
Capacity: 82 kWh
Rimac Automobili Battery and Thermal Management Systems

Cro-Mo space-frame with aluminium and carbon fibre semi-stressed members
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, fully adjustable, pushrod operated
Hydraulically adjustable ride height

Front: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-500 – high speed dual permanent magnet oil cooled motors, 500 kW peak, 12.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency.
2 single speed gearboxes
Rear: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 – high speed dual permanent magnet oil cooled motors, 600 kW peak, 12.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency. Two double clutch two-speed gearboxes.
Rotor and stator oil cooling
Milled aluminium housings

Steering system
Electro-hydraulic servo system

Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 390 mm, 36 mm wide. 6-piston callipers, power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide. 4-piston callipers, power-assisted.
Up to 400 kW of regen-braking (adjustable)

Safety Systems
Torque Vectoring with stability function
Safety disconnect systems in case of a crash
Multiple ECU architecture for monitoring of safety-relevant electronic systems

Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.


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