Rimac Hypercar: Powering Through the Swiss Alps

In the land of horological excellence, Switzerland, an extraordinary experience unfolded. On a spontaneous adventure, Luke took the wheel of the world’s fastest accelerating and braking car, the Rimac. This wasn’t just a joyride, it was an exploration of the technological prowess of the Rimac team, an incredibly friendly bunch who walked Luke through the car’s illustrious history. It was a thrilling encounter with a dream turned reality, and he knew there was still much more to come.

Rimac isn’t an ordinary electric vehicle; it’s a hypercar that shattered 23 world records last week alone. Within its 1914 horsepower beast, Luke found himself teetering on Switzerland’s perilous mountain passes, his excitement palpable. The internal fixtures of the car were remarkable, featuring premium materials like metals, carbon fiber, and Alcantara.

“The only plastic thing I can feel in here at the moment is this water bottle,” Luke noted.

The car’s price tag is staggering, well above 2 million. It’s justified by the car’s extraordinary performance.

“This car just set another world record at a speed of 412 kilometers per hour with a single gear,” Luke observed, incredulous at its ability to rocket from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in about 1.80 seconds, and from 100 to 200 kilometers per hour in a mere 2.59 seconds.

Navigating through the twists and turns of the Swiss roads with such power was a unique experience. The Rimac, despite its weight, maneuvered elegantly, grounding itself in every curve.

“The acceleration literally takes your breath away, and I’m not even going at full throttle,” he admitted.

In the chill of 11 Celsius, the Rimac was still impressive, though unable to fully unleash its 1900 horsepower on the cold asphalt. Inside the cockpit, the sense of being in a hypercar was overpowering. The seats were commendably comfortable, a refreshing change from many modern sports cars.

Testing the car’s launch control was a thrill in itself. “It’s quite simple really. Place your foot flat on the brake; it’s not with full power. This is done with your foot flat down, and off you go,” Luke explained. The excitement sparked an urge to repeat the exhilarating experience, not once, but twice more.

In the end, it was more than just a drive; it was a revelation. For the first time, Luke said that he felt an electric car could evoke the same emotions as a petrol car, proving that technology can create a narrative as compelling as tradition. The Rimac’s tale is a testament to innovation and dreams, a story that continues to evolve in the heart of Croatia, the home of this remarkable brand.

Photos courtesy of Cars with Luke.

Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of EVXL.co, where he covers all electric vehicle-related news, covering brands such as Tesla, Ford, GM, BMW, Nissan and others. He fulfills a similar role at the drone news site DroneXL.co. Haye can be reached at haye @ evxl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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