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electric super sports car


Some similarities to the Tesla story
Mate Rimac - How We Build The World's Fastest Car


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    Published on Jan 15, 2016
    SPEAKER: Mate Rimac, CEO & Founder, Rimac Automobili, Zagreb

    Course Instructor: Dr. Burton H. Lee PhD MBA, Lecturer, Stanford Mechanical Engineering

    January 11 2016 - "Electric Car & EcoHome Startups || Croatia & Slovakia" - Session 2, Year Eight, of Stanford Engineering's "European Entrepreneurship and Innovation" speaker series for 2016. Speaker bios, presentation slides and audio podcasts are available at

    Website: www.StanfordEuropreneursDOTorg

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    The majority of their business has been in making conversions of ICE vehicles to fully electric.
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    OK Red, they are a bunch of kids in startup mode. Even JB started with a Porsche conversion. He did get invited to Stanford to talk and it was NOT about doing conversions.

    Have you looked recently to see what they are up to?
    One of his customer is

    I think you can do a Google search on

    And see they have moved beyond conversion work.

    And he is onto his second version of his sports car.

    Rimac Automobili, Zagrebhe Concept_S is a lighter, more powerful and more aerodynamic, track-oriented update of the Concept_One. The electric motors can produce 1384 bhp, that means the Concept S can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 365 km/h
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    brando: Sorry. I'm not that big a fan of Koenigsegg vehicles. The styling seems just a bit...<em>'off'</em> and every videogame I've played that featured their cars made them seem like overpowered spin-mobiles.

    I like Rimac, I expect and hope for good things from them. But they don't seem as if they intend to do high capacity building at any point at all. If they reach even 3,000 vehicles per year within the next twenty years I'd be surprised.
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    Red Sage

    Rimac has publically stated he does not want to be a high volume manufacturer (target 800/year max. if my memory correct). He wants to be a great employer for his small country and be more like Koenigsegg.

    I don't want either car, but I'm impressed with some of the technical features of both men. And their abilities to realize their dreams and actually build things (even if they are completely impractical as are many autos, IMHO).

    Rimac Torque vectoring seems leading edge, and Software User Interface seems nice.
    Koenigsegg freevalve train (pneumatic) and his fancy door and ICE direct drive w/electric motors.

    https://youtu DOT be/OZWeNPi2XkE
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    Rimac took advantage of electric motor superiority and built a sports car with maximum power, faster than a La Ferrari.

    We're still early in the EV sports car race to build the ultimate 0-60 MPG and quarter mile car.

    If a small company in Croatia can do this, what can a Porsche or Ferrari or another big company do?

    Maybe the big's don't want to be this fast?
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    Computers allowing internet communications (learn most anything and order most anything) and Computer Aided Design allows small groups of people to do what used to require much vaster resources and people.

    Everyone wants to sell parts and so if you have the money, you can buy. And the car companies out source most every thing.

    Can we think of a single service that only a big company can do?
    Can you think of a single thing that only a big car manufacturer can make?

    Watch these youtube videos for more detailed examples of what I'm trying to say.
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    flight505: If Sergio Marchionne has anything to say about it? Ferrari will continue to build engines as they always have.

    <img src="; width="600">

    <blockquote><em>“I don’t sell cars; I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free since something has to hold the engines in.” — Enzo Ferrari</em>
    <em>“Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.” — Enzo Ferrari</em>
    <em>“I build engines and attach wheels to them.” — Enzo Ferrari</em></blockquote>
  • edited December 2016
    @Red Sage ca us

    Already Ferrari's La Ferrari has an electric motor and an ICE. That's not building engines as they always have.
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