In 2018, a small Croatian startup called Rimac Automobili shocked the world by setting a new world record for electric car acceleration. The Rimac Concept One hypercar went from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, beating the previous record set by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport by 0.2 seconds.
This was just the beginning for Rimac. In the years since, the company has continued to break acceleration records and develop some of the most advanced electric car technology in the world. In 2021, Rimac merged with Bugatti, creating a new company called Bugatti Rimac.
The merger of Rimac and Bugatti was a major coup for both companies. Rimac gained access to Bugatti’s legendary brand and engineering expertise, while Bugatti gained access to Rimac’s cutting-edge electric car technology.
The combined company is now well-positioned to lead the future of hypercars. Rimac’s electric car technology is already being used in the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, which is the fastest production car in the world. And the company is already working on a new hypercar that is expected to break even more records.
Rimac’s Rise to Power:
Rimac was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac, a young Croatian engineer who had a passion for electric cars. The company’s first car, the Concept One, was a limited-edition hypercar that was powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine and four electric motors. The Concept One was a technological marvel, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after cars in the world.
In 2014, Rimac received a major investment from Porsche, which helped the company to develop its technology and expand its production capabilities. In 2018, Rimac released the Nevera, a new hypercar that is powered by a 120-kWh battery pack and four electric motors. The Nevera can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, and it has a top speed of 258 mph.
The Bugatti Merger:
In 2021, Rimac and Bugatti announced that they would be merging to create a new company called Bugatti Rimac. The merger was seen as a way for Bugatti to stay relevant in the electric car era, while Rimac gained access to Bugatti’s legendary brand and engineering expertise.
The combined company is now headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia, and it has over 1,000 employees. Bugatti Rimac is currently working on a number of new projects, including a new Bugatti hypercar that will be powered by Rimac’s electric car technology.
The Future of Hypercars:
The merger of Rimac and Bugatti is a sign of the future of hypercars. As the world transitions to electric vehicles, hypercar manufacturers will need to embrace new technologies in order to stay competitive. Rimac is at the forefront of this new era of hypercars, and the company is well-positioned to lead the way.
Rimac is a company that is changing the world of hypercars. The company’s electric car technology is already being used in some of the fastest cars in the world, and it is only a matter of time before Rimac becomes the dominant force in the hypercar market. The merger with Bugatti is a major coup for Rimac, and it will only help the company to accelerate its growth. The future of hypercars is bright, and Rimac is at the forefront of this new era.