Rimac e-M3 World Record [video]
Rimac Automobili has finally finished their project – an electrically driven BMW E30. The project name is "Rimac e-M3" and it has broken several world records. Currently this is the fastest electric car in class 3 (above 1000 kg).
"I owned an old BMW E30 (MY 1984) which I used for drift and circuit races. At one of these races, the gas engine blew up. Then I decided to try building an EV. After one year or so the car was able to drive but I was not satisfied with the result. It was heavy, not very powerful and the range was very limited. I started to gather a team of experts to develop our own components since I believed that the electric propulsion can give much more compared to what was available on the market. At that time, I already had a very clear vision of my ultimate goal. Today, hard work is making my dream come true.", said the founder of the company - Mate Rimac.
"We had to wait over a year for FIA's official approval to publish the records. But while we were waiting the spirit of inventiveness took us even further, so we made something even faster. Our pre-production car, the Concept_One, can beat the e-M3; by far.", added Mr. Rimac.
The power of the green E30 is 600HP and 900Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h.
Enjoy the video!
- 1/8 mile: 7,549 - 1/4 mile: 11,808 - 1/2 km: 13,714* - 1 km: 23,260* - 1 mile: 35,347*
*Records subject to official FIA approval (pending)