The Rimac e-M3 or the fastest Electric Vehicle in the world
Here’s an interesting concept! This Electric BMW 3-Series E30 from 1984 has more to it than just a green funky paint work. Under the bonnet lies a powerful electric motor dubbed the bi-moto EV, that might make your jaw drop. The history of this car actually started with a blown engine on the racing track. The 19 year old, at the time, CEO of Rimac Automobili, decided to turn it into an Electric Vehicle. In time, Mate Rimac came up with five versions of this classic BMW.
The car pictured above, outputs a whopping 600 HP – 447 kW and 900 Nm of torque, which is pretty much enough to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 280 km/h. With this car, he managed to take down five world records on April 17th, 2011 on a two-mile long military runway near Zagreb.
And this is what The Mercedes SLS Electric Drive should seriously think about:
- 1/8 mile: 7,549 seconds
- 1/4 mile: 11,808 seconds
- 1/2 km: 13,714* seconds
- 1 km: 23,260* seconds
- 1 mile: 35,347* seconds
*Still pending for FIA approval
Source: Rimac Automobili via WCF