Crotian company Rimac builds the fastest production electric car in the world — The Rimac Concept_One. Maybe it’s unfair to call the Concept_One a production car, since only ten of them will ever be built but there is no doubt it is brutally quick — 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 220 miles per hour are proof of that.
What really sets the Concept_One apart, though, is its bespoke 4 wheel drive system called R- AWTV, which stands for Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring. The system samples conditions at all four wheels 100 times a second and determines the precise amount of power to send to each one, depending on road conditions, throttle position, steering angle, and many other factors.
That system took founder Mate Rimac and his colleagues 5 years to perfect. Now Rimac wants to leverage that experience to leapfrog Tier One suppliers to the automotive industry and become the largest provided electric car components in the world. The task will mean competing against the likes of Bosch, Continental, Denso, Delphi, and Magna, among others.