High performance automobile manufacturer, Porsche, has acquired a 10 percent stake in a Croatian electric car manufacturer. The acquired company in question is named, Rimac Automobili, and they produce electric supercars and components.
Rimac presented its C_Two pure electric GT hyper car at the 2018 Geneva Autoshow. The C_Two is Rimac’s second attempt at electric hyper car superiority. The cars specs include:
Top Speed: 412 km/h / 258 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 1.85* seconds
Power: 1,914hp / 1,408 kW
Porsche (which is owned by Volkswagen AG) swooped in to partner with the Croatian electric car & component manufacturer.
The investment is an indication that the partnership with Rimac could support the development of future Porsche models. Porsche has already announced plans to launch its own electric car by 2025.
“Rimac has impressively demonstrated its credentials in the field of electromobility,” Lutz Meschke, finance chief for Volkswagen AG, said in a statement. “We feel that Rimac’s ideas and approaches are extremely promising, which is why we hope to enter into close collaboration with the company.”
Rimac’s vision began as a garage project in 2009 and has grown into a 400-people company on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia. With the support of the world 6th largest company (by revenue) the sky is the limit for the Croatian firm.