Even though Rimac is a brand new manufacturer trying to make it in supercar industry, it looks like their have their eyes set on one thing. The SUPER wealthy. This Croatian built automobile is currently called the Concept_One after it made a debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year. This year, Rimac displayed the electric powered sports car at the Top Marques Monaco and announced the price to be around €750,000 or about US$990,000. We’re not sure how that will fair with the modestly price Fisker Karma at around 100k, which is another fully electric sports car receiving quite the buzz.
A unique car concept was released by the German tuners Irmscher called the 7 Selectra, an electric concept roadster. This classic Lotus 7 type car features a 144V DC motor producing 175 kW and an insance 800 Nm of torque. It is said to be the largest ammount of torque available for an electric car currently. Lithium iron phosphate cells (LiFePo) provide the battery power. The advantage to this liquid cooled battery is minimal power loss at low temps, and the fact they can be charged wirelessly. Technology has allowed these batteries to be charged to 60 and 100 percent in 3 to 8 hours.
Here is a unique electric car created by Jeff McCabe with the Porsche 928 frame and body, since he couldn’t afford the Tesla Roadster. To make this work, he needed to remove a majority of the weight of the car, over 1,700 lbs to be exact. Jeff did this by removing the engine, transmission gears 1st, 4th, and 5th, most of the electronics, pop-up headlights, and interior luxury pieces. All this was swapped out to fit 1,300 pounds of 750 lithium iron-phosphate cells, after his initial run with lead acid batteries. The stock wheels and brakes were also trashed for lighter components, while the glass was replaced with lexan windows.