Rimac will introduce the production version of Concept_One at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

What a coincidence. Days after we have shown you a very nice video of Rimac presenting the torque vectoring capabilities of the Concept_One, a system known as Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring(R-AWTV), the Croatian carmaker states it will present the production version of the car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

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Although some units of the car have already been sold and delivered, the Concept_One was still pretty much a concept. The new one will be sold in limited numbers: only 8 units.

The Rimac Concept_One has one engine for each wheel. If it wanted, it could totally dismiss using a steering box or any mechanical links to the wheels. The production car will be smaller than the concept. It is 4.19 m long, instead of 4.55 m long, 1.84 m wide, instead of 2 m wide, and 1.07 m tall, instead of 1.20 m high. Its previous wheelbase was 2.75 m and the new one has not been revealed. It is 100 kg lighter than the concept, at 1,850 kg, against 1,950 kg. Its power has been slightly reduced.

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Instead of 811 kW, it now presents 800 kW, but its top speed is 355 km/h, instead of the electronically limited speed of 305 km/h the concept presented. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h has also improved: 2.6 s, instead of 2.8 s. 0 to 200 km/h takes 6.2 seconds. 0 to 300 km/h comes in 14.2 s. Torque amounts to 1,600 Nm.

Rimac informs that the Concept_One is open for reservations. So far, 6 units have already been bought. Deliveries will start right after the presentation in Geneva.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.