Electric hypercar maker Rimac Automobili has officially started building its new 200 million euro ($ 224 million) headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia, after leading the way months ago. According to Rimac Group, state-of-the-art R&D and production facilities will combine to make the campus one of the largest in Europe when completed in 2023.
The company itself was founded in Croatia in 2009 by Mate Rimac and has been developing electric hypercars ever since. Rimac Automobili’s first electric vehicle, the Concept_One was introduced in 2016 and considered one of the fastest production vehicles in the world, although its production saw only eight units.
Rimac followed with the Concept_Two which debuted in 2018, and would eventually evolve into a production model renamed Nevera. This electric hypercar will see larger-scale production than its predecessor – 150 units costing $ 2 million each.
But in recent years, the company has expanded its technology as a supplier of electric vehicle components, especially for other OEMs like Koenigsegg and Aston Martin.
Another speed enthusiast, Porsche has also shown interest in Rimac Automobili by making multiple investments. Together the two formed the Rimac Group which recently acquired supercar developer Bugatti, hinting at a glimpse of more electrified hypercars to come.
We now know that these electric vehicles will be developed and produced at Rimac Group’s new head office when completed.
Rimac group set to complete its global headquarters in 2023
According to a recent press release, the detailed progress of its new global headquarters, the Rimac Group said the construction will serve as both an international research and development and production base.
The 200,000-square-meter (215,000-square-foot) site in Croatia will be the new home of a 100,000-square-meter (108-square-foot) campus equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The automaker says the new campus will be used to increase the Rimac Group’s production capacities, from prototype and small-volume projects to high-volume production.
This will include production of all future Rimac models and their key components, including the aforementioned Nevera. The facilities will also support the high-volume production of the company’s high-performance electric transmission and battery systems for other automakers around the world. Founder and CEO Mate Rimac spoke about the new campus:
Since I founded the company, building the best possible work environment has been key for me. It is more natural to create good products when you are in the right environment. With the Campus, we want to do just that – create the best environment for work and creativity, but not just for our employees. It is a place where customers, students and the general public are welcome and invited to mingle with our employees.
We also take care to integrate the installation into nature and its environment and to be carbon neutral. Croatia will always be our home and starting to lay the foundation for our new long-term base is an important step as we build something that allows us to better reflect our brand, our ambitions and be a stepping stone for growth in the world. over the next decade and beyond.
Strengthening our position as a manufacturer of hypercars, as well as a leading Tier 1 supplier of electrical performance technology to the world’s largest automakers, we look forward to showing off the final creation and moving into our home. long-term.
The new site will provide jobs for 2,500 employees and include an on-site test track, museum, as well as design, engineering, production and testing facilities. The Rimac group also shared plans for unique places to visit on campus, including an “urban swamp,” a rooftop garden, a command center, virtual reality rooms, and several top-secret project rooms. A bar and a sales area are also in the pipeline.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2023. Watch a video of Rimac’s progress below:
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