It now zaps to 62 mph in two and a half seconds.

It seems that even all-electric hypercars go from one model year to another like your average Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus. Case in point, the Rimac Concept_One currently on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show has reached the 2018MY bringing more power, as if the old one with 1,088 hp did not have enough electric punch…

Now with a monstrous 1,224 hp, the revised Concept_One has managed to slash a tenth of a second from the sprint to 62 mph, which now takes only 2.5 seconds. From 0 to 124 mph it’s going to need a mere six seconds, thus making it two tenths of a second quicker than before. The added electric oomph will enable the updated version complete the 0-186 mph task in 14 seconds, or two tenths of a second sooner than the previous model year. As for top speed, it has remained the same at a still amazing 221 mph.

Rimac Concept_One
Rimac Concept_One

There’s more to the 2018 Rimac Concept_One than its extra potency, as the engineers have also fiddled with the torque vectoring system to ensure an optimal delivery of the added power. Each electric motor built into the wheels is controlled exactly 100 times per second to guarantee the best power transfer based on the road conditions.

Another significant novelty brought by the model year change is the switch from an 82-kWh battery to a bigger 90-kWh pack. Needless to say, range has been boosted, from the previous 205 miles to 217 miles, even though the car’s weight has increased by 50 kilograms to a hefty 1,900 kg.

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As a refresher, Rimac Automobili has already revealed the Concept_One’s successor will have even more power when it's introduced some years from now. Meanwhile, the plan is to come out with a track-only Concept_S limited to only two units at £1.3 million a pop and scheduled to be delivered in 2018. In addition, the Croatian company is keeping itself busy these days by working on a lightweight hybrid battery system set to be used by the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Source: Rimac Automobili

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