The $1 million electric supercar goes on sale – Mr. Kustom Chicago

Only 88 of the 1,088-horsepower Croatian electric cars will be sold.

Croatian automotive startup Rimac officially opened the order books for the electric supercar it debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Only 88 of these exotic vehicles will be produced, but don’t feel like you have to rush to order. Rimac may have a hard time finding buyers willing to throw down the near $1 million it will take to purchase the Concept One.

The Concept One went on sale at the start of the Top Marques Monaco, where Prince Albert II of Monaco spent some time behind the wheel of the EV. It’s priced at $980,000 according to MotorAutority.com. Nearly $1 million may seem a lot for an electric car from an automaker you’ve never heard of, but this isn’t any ordinary EV.

With 1,088 horsepower under the hood, the Concept One joins the elusive club of production vehicles, such as the Bugatti Veyron, that boast more than 1,000-hp. Its 0-60 mph acceleration time is a whiplash-inducing 2.8 seconds. The vehicle is propelled by four motors that drive each wheel independently, and its 92 kWh battery pack offers a 370-mile range, or less if you’re driving the vehicle at its 190-mph top speed. The interior is crafted by a team of former Pininfarina designers, and boasts a tablet-size infotainment system.

This may finally be the electric car you can see yourself driving. That is, if you can get past the million-dollar price tag. Delivery of these supercars is expected to begin in 2013.

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