Porsche Buys into Electric Supercar Builder Rimac

You read that right. German carmaker and engineering extraordinaire, Porsche, has purchased a minority stake in Rimac– the Croatian company most famous for building really fast electric cars for Richard Hammond to crash on TV.

In a statement, Rimac said that the deal supports its position as a leading EV technology supplier and high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer. And, frankly, it’s hard to argue with that- especially when you consider that this announcement comes just a few days after the electric Porsche Taycan announcement.

Does Porsche need help getting its electric car program off the ground? Or- worse!- do they need help making the Mission E Porsche Taycan fast enough to run down the new twin-engine Tesla Model 3?

It might be a while before we answer either of those questions. In the meantime, check out the photo gallery, above, of Rimac’s most terrifying, 1900 HP, all-electric hypercar. Then, let us know what you think of this latest electric car news in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

Source | Images: AutoExpress UK.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.