Croatian high-performance electric vehicle manufacturer Rimac Automobili have beaten some big car companies, such as Lexus, Mercedes and Honda, to finish second in one of the oldest car races in the world…
Rimac Automobili’s Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One has finished second in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Colorado on Sunday. Powered by four independent electric motors, giving the car a total power of over 1,1 MW (1,475 HP), the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One was driven by famous Japanese driver Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima.
Rhys Millen’s eO PP03 finished ahead of the Croatian powered car to make it the first time in history that fully electric vehicles finished 1st and 2nd in the prestigious race.
Embracing the Rimac Automobili technology, the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One features an adapted racing version of the Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring system, first implemented in the Rimac Concept_One. The power of each independent motor is transferred to each wheel by an innovative chain drive system developed specifically for this project, which saves a lot of weight and space.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in Colorado has taken place since 1916. On average it features around 130 competitors from all over the world. The track is 19,99 km long, has 156 turns climbing 1,440 m from the start at Mile7 of the Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 4,300 m.
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