Day: January 15, 2021

20 Minutes With: Automotive Innovator Mate Rimac

Mate Rimac is an unconventional automotive game changer. Born in Bosnia, Rimac moved to Germany as a 2-year-old, shortly before the Bosnian War, and ended up in Croatia as a teenager. By 18 he’d already written his first two patents, and founded Rimac Automobili, which now has 900 employees, in 2009, when he was just 21.

Two years later Rimac’s first all-electric hypercar, the Concept_One, debuted at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. “We were literally building it day and night. We didn’t go home to sleep, or to shower, and were building it still in the truck as it was driving towards Frankfurt,” he says.

In 2018, Rimac, now 32, introduced its next-generation hypercar, the C_Two, which has a top speed of 258 mph, and a 0-62 mph of 1.9 seconds. The first cars are set to be delivered to customers next year, with only 150 being produced, with

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