Rimac’s supercar still dances around the corners, even with all those batteries on board, thanks to an advanced power distribution system. The Concept_One is an electric supercar from Rimac, a company in Croatia. What’s interesting about this beast is that is has been making some big waves in the industry lately. It spanked a Bugatti Veyron around the track and has beaten a Porsche 918 Spyder on a drag strip. So what raises interest here is how does this beast manage to pull off all the feats with a bunch of tech and a heavy battery on board? The answer is the very advanced torque vectoring system.
Unlike internal combustion-powered cars, The Rimac doesn’t have a central power source. Instead, it features 4 electric motors – one at each wheel. These turn out to distribute power as effectively as it gets. Due to the torque vectoring system, the supercar can adjust braking and power going to each wheel 100 times per second. Thus, it gives the car unparalleled agility and speed, especially through corners. In addition, drivers are given the ability to adjust the system to their preferences, opting for setup that promotes neutrality in the chassis, understeer, and oversteer.
Watch the video below in which Rimac engineers explain how the system works.