Porsche and Rimac have a budding partnership. Shortly after the Taycan debut, Porsche introduced it had upped its curiosity in Rimac from 10 p.c to 15.5 percent. Initially, it was comparatively unclear with this revised partnership may yield, however now we all know it may spawn a world-beating electrified (and even totally electrical) hypercar.
Dr. Stefan Weckbach, Porsche’s head of EV tasks, sat down with the Australian web site Motoring for a roundtable interview on the Frankfurt Motor Present. There he talked about battery tech, Porsche’s improved relationship with Rimac, and an upcoming electrical hypercar.
“Our goal is all the time, it doesn’t matter what automobile we’re doing, to have the sportiest automobile within the section,” Weckbach says. “I’m fairly certain solid-state batteries are going to be the subsequent step. I believe there’s going to be a know-how step in lithium-ion batteries inside the subsequent few years…
So there’s totally different concepts and discussions ongoing and there will certainly be a subsequent Porsche hypercar out there, however I can not let you know right now when [it will be], and what the know-how of it could be. If it’s all-electric it could be an strategy… could be a Porsche motor as properly.”
No matter powers this hypercar, Weckbach makes it clear that Porsche is excited by being on the prime. Which means we count on the car to have properly over 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) and velocity that rivals alternate options just like the Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie, amongst others.
If our rendering is any indication, the Porsche-Rimac hypercar may borrow cues from each manufacturers. However count on extra components from the 917 Residing Legend idea, which (like all of Porsche) appears to be like to the previous to assist encourage its future.