1 Megawatt Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept Meets Dyno, Silent Hell Unleashes

Rimac E-Runner Concept Meets Dyno 1 photo
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In their attempt to conquer Pikes Peak with an electric car, Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili created the E-Runner Concept_one, a monster racer with 1,474 HP.
With the famous mountain climb start date closing in, Rimac wanted to know if their devilish electric racer is up to the challenge. Therefore, the E-Runner ended up on the only dyno capable of taking so much power, found in Akrapovič's back yard.

We already know they measured 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2,2 seconds, while 200 km/h (125 mph) comes in 5,4 seconds from a standstill, but now there's video proof to attest such alien performances.

There's an eerie amount of noise coming from the vehicle, as it starts abusing the dyno. Also, the Pikes Peak contender has no gearboxes or differentials on it, as power is sent to the wheels via an innovative drive chain system. Moreover, regenerative braking can produce 400 kilowatts of power.

In other words, the E-Runner Concept_one uses Rimac's AWTV (All Wheel Torque Vectoring) system that adjusts the torque of each of its four motors 100 times a second depending on the steering angle, speed, longitudinal and lateral forces among other variables.

For this year's Race to the Clouds, Rimac chose to partner up with long-serving driver Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima, who will hopefully be able to beat the record set in 2013 by rally driver Sebastian Loeb, who obliterated the Pikes Peak record at that time. Loeb ran the famous mountain in an impressive 8:13.878, taking one minute and 33 seconds off 2012's record.

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