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Rimac 1,900 HP Concept Two electric hypercar

Rimac has unveiled theĀ Concept Two, a hypercar EV with an off-the-wall crazy 1,914 horsepower. That’s about 500 more than pundits were expecting, and all those ponies will accelerate it to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and to a top speed of 258 mph, Rimac says. Yes, those figures seem carefully calculated to outdo Tesla’s upcoming next-generationĀ Roadster, which is supposed to hit 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and top out at 250 mph. As a dose of perspective, 1,914 horsepower is 400 more than the Bugatti Chiron, currently one of the world’s fastest supercars.

If you get tired of regular cornering, the Concept Two also rocks a full “drifting mode,” letting you switch between the axles and enable your inner rally driver. At the same time, it’ll make sure that you don’t get into trouble thanks to advanced, intelligent traction control.

It’s not just about the pure horsepower. The Concept Two will have Level 4 self-driving capability, according to Rimac founder Mate Rimac, though we’ll believe that when we see it (there are currently zero road cars with that capability). To aid in that, it has eight cameras, a lidar, six radars, and twelve ultrasonic sensors.