Rimac Concept S-2

It was just a week ago when the Rimac Concept_One was unveiled in the flesh. Now, Croatian company Rimac Automobili has unleashed the Concept_S in Geneva. The latest all-electric hypercar is described as the Concept_One’s “evil twin,” as it has more power and different characteristics that make it more extreme.

It is heavily based on the Concept_One. That said, it does feature a number of visual elements to give it a more aggressive look and better aerodynamics. Said elements include a big front splitter, pronounced side intakes, side air deflectors, side skirts and a large rear spoiler for better downforce. Downforce of the Concept_S is enhanced by 34%, compared to the Concept_One.

Employing different carbon-fibre materials to the body sees its weight down by seven percent. At the same time, striking details further distinguishes the all-electric Concept_S. Blue and red colours can be found at the front, rear wing and those 20-inch wheels, which are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres.

Inside, the weight reduction continues with the interior stripped of sound insulation and minimum usage of materials. It gets two four-point harness racing seats with red stitching and blue lines, a digital instrument cluster, a Rimac infotainment system and CNC machined red buttons and knobs at the centre console.

Power-wise, the Concept_S has more might than the Concept_One, despite having the same powertrain set-up. In total, the hypercar can push out 1,384 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque (296 hp/200 Nm more). It gains a more extreme, bespoke Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring_S (R-AWTV_S), that allows it to surge from 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and 200 km/h in 5.6 seconds.

“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 get the maximum out of the tyres and aerodynamics. Telemetry data is helping the driver to perform better, just like on GT-racecars,” said CEO, Mate Rimac.

GALLERY: Rimac Concept_S


GALLERY: Rimac Concept_One