The site is perfect for reaching high speeds
Rimac is getting a helping hand from a very powerful source, because the Croatian Ministry of Defense is letting the EV maker use a military runway for high-speed testing. In a new video, the company thanks the Croatian Armed Forces for the assistance, and the firm briefly shows off what it is working on there.
The runway's length gives Rimac a perfect spot to stretch its vehicles’ legs for high-speed runs and handling tests. Company boss Mate Rimac recently showed how quickly the Concept_One could reach 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) but made the short run on a public road. He should have waited and recorded a longer attempt on the military test track.
Rimac’s electric supercars already have the performance take advantage of their new playground. The company’s Concept_One is good for 1,088 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, which comes from two electric motors on each axle. The firm quotes a top speed of 354 kilometres per hour (220 miles per hour). Rimac’s next project is the Concept_S, which upgrades the body for more downforce than the current coupe, and turns up the output to 1,384 hp and 1,327 lb-ft of torque. The automaker likely needs every bit of the runway to test out the upcoming model's capabilities.