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Rimac: The Electric Supercar Dream Moves Closer to Production

The Rimac electric supercar that got the internet buzzing a few years ago is once again getting ready to move to full production. The Crotian company and its young founder have just announced they are close to signing several deals that could be worth $11 million, much needed invesments that would help put Rimacs on the road.
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The first investor mentioned is Frank Kanayet Yepes. The CEO of a Columbian gas and oil exploitation firm. He will purchase one example of the 100% electric supercar.

Even more money is expected to come from Hong Kong mineral firm Sinocop Resources. The company will buy a 10% stake in Rimac for $6.9 million and an additional $2.7 million in stock.

“We had more interest from other investors, but we didn’t want to raise more money at this stage than we really need. Money is coming not only from investors but also from customers. We have six cars in the pipeline now, more than enough to keep us busy for a while," stated the Rimac's founder, Mate Rimac.

Mate is just 26 years old, the bespoke supercar being his second major EV project. Revealed in 2011, the Rimac Concept One was announced at the time as having a 1088 horsepower and a top speed in excess of 350 km/h.

If the young Croatian engineer and his team manage to get it into production, their claim of 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds will make this one of the fastest supercars in the world, despite running purely on electricity.

 
 
 
 
 

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