That's right. The 1,500 horsepower Koenigsegg Regera, almost certainly the world's fastest GT, has no gearbox at all. Meet the new era of direct drive.
We're not massive fans of
electric coal-powered cars here on Jalopnik, but that's mostly because electric cars are usually flimsy, slow commuter vehicles. There is a huge potential for electric cars, though, and it's in your hands.
We've written about Croatia's planned $980,000 electric Rimac Concept One supercar before, but with the same elbow-in-the-ribs skepticism rightly reserved for these endlessly rendered-yet-never built custom supercars. In our experience, about 1-in-600 ever gets made and the other 599 end up being part of some massive…
The Rimac Concept One is a 1,088 horsepower electric super car designed by 23 year old Croatian Mate Rimac that is set to take on the supercar establishment—if we ever actually see it in action. This video goes behind the scenes at Rimac's Croatian world headquarters
When a 23 year old introduces an electric super car to the world with a claimed 1,088 hp, 2,802 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 189 MPH, people are going to listen—very suspiciously. That is exactly what Croatian designer Mate Rimac did at the Frankfurt Auto Show when he introduced the "Concept One".
Rimac Automobili, the Croatian car builder that brought us the blisteringly fast electric BMW E30, is planning to show their first electric vehicle concept to the world at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show. According to the manufacturer their all electric supercar will produce 1088 horsepower and 2800 ft/lbs of…