The super-fast electric sports car designed by a 23-year-old

The Concept One: it's good looking and technically promising, but three feet thick with hyperbole. Its builders say the electric supercar will have 1,088 hp, 2,802 lb-ft of torque and a theoretical top speed of eleventy trizillion (give or take). Count Von Koenigsegg, call the front desk.

The Concept One is the brainchild of 23-year-old Croatian designer Mate Rimac, who developed the electric Koenigsegg competitor from an egg crate and six cans of Krylon Red Pepper. (Actually it's an aluminum frame and carbon-fiber body). Four electric motors, controlled in separate front and rear sectors can, in theory, get the Concept One from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. If that seems slow, consider the degree to which the controller must fiddle with the motors' prodigious torque to get the tires to hook up. Theoretically speaking, of course.

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Also theoretical is the Concept One's charge range, which Rimac has said is 366 miles from a 92 kWH battery. Though at the car's theoretical top speed of 189 mph, you can theoretically expect a bit less than that.

Still, the car's electric motors system is geek love in mechanical form, with two liquid-cooled permanent magnet electric motors — each with a liquid cooled inverter unit — and two reduction gearboxes. Sure, we'd love to see this thing stretch its legs and lay two fire trails across a runway somewhere. For now, though, here it is, rotating inside a diorama at the Frankfurt motor show, where a show model wanders aimlessly around it, keeping the dream alive.