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Rimac Concept One burns rubber in video

When we first saw the Rimac Concept One at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011, we didn’t believe for a second Rimac would actually build the thing — but we were wrong. Not only has Rimac confirmed its intention to build 88 examples of the Concept One, it’s also released a video proving the car (a) exists and (b) can shred rubber with the best of them.

The Rimac Concept One is real and it HATES its tyres.
The Rimac Concept One is real and it HATES its tyres.

The clip is brief, but is certainly worth watching. It opens with the gorgeous Concept One being offloaded from a trailer onto a circuit. After a few lingering shots of it looking moody and beautiful, the driver of the vehicle plants the throttle.

At that moment, the Concept One’s in-wheel engines spin up and the car lays a long, fat, rubbery 11 into the asphalt as it tears towards the horizon. There’s also a bit of drifting action and, of course, lots of audio of tyres begging to be put out of their misery. It’s awesome stuff.

The clip ends far too soon for our liking, but it at least gives us proof that the Concept One electric hypercar isn’t just another mythical ‘design study’. Rimac is delivering on its promise to make a proper electric hypercar that’ll give everything on four wheels a real run for its money.

We’re finally starting to believe, and so should you. Check out the video below to see it for yourself, then, if you have a spare £1.2 million, get on the phone to Rimac. You’ll need to be quick, though — the company is only building 88 examples of the Concept One so even though it does exist, it’s going to be incredibly exclusive.

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