Porsche & Electric Supercars
Rimac Concept 2
All Electric, Semi-Autonomous Hypercars
Germany based luxury car maker Porsche is betting big money on and has big plans for Croatian supercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili. Rimac is known for its Concept 2, a fully electric, semi-autonomous supercar sportscar that can hit speeds of 258 mph. The EV runs on four electric engines and according to Rimac "is alive with technology".
Porsche is participating in a funding round in which Rimac will raise between $157 million and $181 million. Porsche already owns a 15.5% stake in Rimac. Porsche is considering raising its stake in the electric supercar maker to just under 50%. Intense negotiations are currently underway between Rimac and Porsche. The deal would include the transfer of Porsche's supercar line Bugatti to Rimac. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume feels the two are a great technological and automotive innovation fit.
Rimac In the Fast Lane
The Concept 2 is designed for racetracks and for highway driving. Rimac has developed a highly advanced electric supercar platform used for Concept 2 and also sold to other automotive manufacturers. Rimac is currently more than doubling its workforce to 2500 and plans another round of funding late in 2021.