The Rimac Concept_S is built to utilize the maximum potential of the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring system. Compared to the Concept_One, the Concept_S has 218 kW (296 hp) and 200 Nm more power and torque, 50 kg less weight, and an aggressive aerodynamic package. The aerodynamic elements enhance downforce by 34 % (up to 650 kg of load) which press the chassis to the ground. Combined with high-performance tires, higher levels of grip are enabled opening a wide spectrum of extreme setups for the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (RAWTV) system. With 1384 hp and 1800 Nm of torque, the Concept_S raises the bar of dynamic performance.
Rimac Automobili originates from the world of racing. The first car that turned its wheels coming out of, albeit, at that time, a small garage of Founder Mate Rimac, was the Rimac e-M E30. A converted 1986 BMW 3-series served as the test mule for numerous systems and was used by Mate Rimac to set five Guinness and FIA world records for electric cars.
The experience gathered during the Pikes Peak program was implemented in the Concept_One and adapted to suit the comfort and performance of a hypercar on road tires. Knowing how much the RAWTV system can provide on racing tires, Rimac Automobili decided to awake the Evil Twin, the Concept_S.
Featuring a big front splitter, air deflectors, side skirts, diffuser together with a large rear spoiler, the Concept_S comes with greater aerodynamic downforce. Different carbon-fibre materials and lay-ups are used to reduce the weight of bodywork by 7 percent. The interior is stripped of sound insulation with minimized use of materials and a toned-down design so that the driving excitement can take center stage. Racing seats with four-point racing harness ensure a fixed and focused driving position.
With 34 percent more downforce and high-performance tires, the Concept_S unlocks an even wider range of vehicle dynamics possibilities. Incorporating the experience gained at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Rimac Racing introduces a more radical, bespoke R-AWTV_S system.
Distributing a total of 1018 kW / 1384 hp and 1800 Nm of torque, the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring_S (R-AWTV_S) system precisely calculates the optimum torque for each wheel. R-AWTV_S uses inputs from several precise sensors strategically positioned around the chassis and suspension to calculate the optimal torque distribution between the wheels through complex mathematical models and control algorithms. The system provides unseen flexibility and grip by controlling each motor individually one hundred times per second. This enables the Concept_S to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in just 2,5 seconds, to 200 km/h in 5,6 and to 300 km/h in mesmerising 13,1 seconds. The R-AWTV_S functions as a traction control, stability control and “electric ABS” system which also commands the 4-wheel regenerative braking of up to 400 kW that works together with the carbon-ceramic braking system.