Sports & adventure trip
There are three supercars built from scratch in the Rimac factory, and they hold so many performance records it is mind-boggling. Apart from the Concept One, the Concept S and the latest C_Two, the facility in the town of Sveta Nedelja produces key components for Aston Martin's Valkyrie, Koenigsegg Regera and various Jaguar cars. You will be taken on a fully-guided tour even through the restricted no-photo areas with an expert guide explaining in details each step in the production and assembly of the world’s fastest electric supercar.
If you are into the future of automotive industry, Rimac electric hypercar factory is the place to see. You’ll get your photo-op time in the showroom, with the historical introduction and the future plans of Mate Rimac’s factory. Then turn off your cameras, as you are about to get full access to the restricted software development & design departments and the custom assembly line with hand-built cars in different stages of the production. You’ll move on to see the electronic component production and the paint shop. Last, but not least, you’ll tour the “Greyp” e-bike department. It’s like the C_Two of electric bikes, you’ll love it.
And no electric car lover should miss the opportunity to visit the birthplace and museum of the world famous electrical inventor Nikola Tesla, only one and a half hour ride from the factory.
|Suitable for||2-10 people|
|Price per person||from 685.00 €|
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Activities are taking place in Zagreb and surrounding area
Sights from the Rimac assembly line. You'll get to see a lot more during the factory tour
Karting Arena will be the perfect place to blow off steam that gets built up at the supercar factory
Concept_One paying homage to electrical genius Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, his birthplace
Exhibits at The Ferdinand Budicki museum present a 115-year-old automotive culture. It's a marvellous collection of cars, motorcycles and precious photographs
The Rimac Concept One, the world’s first electric supercar, was made even more famous by The Grand Tour's Richard Hammond, who spectacularly wrecked this million dollar machine on the hills of Switzerland. The successor of that model is even more impressive, the C_Two, unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Featuring gull-wing doors, carbon fibre body and various power upgrades, the C_Two produces a total of 1914 hp with a torque of 2300 Nm. It weighs 1950 kg, accelerates from 0 to 97 km/h in just 1.85 seconds and reaches top speed of 415 km/h.
Rimac cars are built on custom orders, and after only eight Concept_One and two Concept_S models, 150 of C_Two cars will be built.
There will also be around twenty prototype vehicles made for testing. In order to be street-legal, C_Two models will be crushed, damaged and even annihilated in some 800 destructive torture tests.
“Most of the things we do today could not be done in the same way had it not been for Nikola Tesla”, says Mate Rimac, the man who spearheaded the exciting future of electric hypercars.
“Today, we are unleashing the full potential of Nikola Tesla’s invention, the alternating current electric motor, in many ways and industries. His innovative spirit is still here with us”.
You can find connections between two electrical pioneers yourself as you visit the museum in Smiljan, the birthplace of electrical genius Nikola Tesla, only an hour and a half drive away from Rimac factory.
The main asset of Rimac and his team is such that none of them actually had experience in the automotive industry. They all started from scratch, which proved to be the right way as they were able to accommodate to their needs even the smallest parts of the car, and conquer the obstacles in their way in completely new and innovative ways. They evolved from a garage company to world-renowned factory advancing not only technology for electric cars, but building ultra exclusive fast cars as well, sold to the lucky ones who can afford them.
The company Rimac Automobili started in a garage in 2009 with a bold goal of proving that electric-powered sports cars can be fun, fast and exciting. It is a technology powerhouse, a young company in a very conservative industry which has earned the trust of some of the largest and most prestigious automotive companies such as Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and many other.
Rimac's amazing team accomplished great things just a few short years after the company was founded with the vision of creating the sportscar of the 21st century. The Rimac Concept_One is a $1.2 million monster that shows what an all-electric car can do when the cost is no object and only eight have ever been built. The Concept_One achieves today what many wouldn’t consider achievable even in the future. It shows that the future of transportation is not boring or slow, but fun and better in every way. It is the realisation of the idea that an electric powertrain can make a sports car not only faster but also more adjustable, agile and fun.
At the Geneva International Motor Show 2018, Rimac presented the world debut of the Concept_Two. Designed by Rimac’s in-house team and made entirely from scratch with all-new, ground-breaking technologies, this car represents the next generation hypercar. It is, quite literally, alive with technology.
After you check in to your 4-star hotel in Zagreb, we’ll take you to a sightseeing tour. And since we know you like cars, this tour is going to be from an electric replica of the old Ford T automobile. You will recognise your driver, who is also the guide, by his old hat and black cape. He will take you on an unforgettable ride through time to the days when the first cars hit the streets of Zagreb.
The tour lasts about an hour and a half and includes the sightseeing of the Upper and the Lower Town, after which you’ll return to the hotel.
For dinner we recommend that you visit the Restaurant Stara Vura, hidden in the courtyard of the Zagreb City Museum in the charming Upper City. It is a brand new refreshment of Zagreb’s gastronomic and cultural scene in the 400 years old environment.
After breakfast, you’ll be visiting the Rimac factory in the nearby town of Sveta Nedelja. It’s in this place that Rimac has been building his hypercars from ideas and blueprints to finished world-renowned beasts of custom-made vehicles.
The expert factory guide will take you to the showroom, the only place where you are allowed to take photos, and explain the history of the company.
From there, you’ll get to see all the departments and phases of the production of an electric hypercar as your guide explains the process and the technologies. If you have questions, sometimes the guide will get an on-site engineer, designer or welder to answer it with more depth. There are people from around 27 different nations working for Rimac, so don’t be surprised to hear some familiar words being spoken as you pass by.
In about an hour and a half you’ll have covered everything, including a visit to an additional facility that produces electric bicycles branded “Greyp”. Greyp bikes are the cream of the crop in the e-bike industry, and have been designed to provide a unique user experience. You can actually test them out, the factory will allow for test drives to persons older than 18 and taller than 176 cm / 5’8’’, so if you’re interested please let us know in advance (it also involves a small additional fee).
Surely you’re wondering if you could test out Rimac’s supercars or simply just sit in them — unfortunately, the factory will not allow it. It’s reserved only for serious prospective buyers, approved by the COO. But we have found a way to get you behind a wheel and on a race track (own transportation) — in the Karting Arena!
Karting Arena is a place where they really love racing. There are top of the line karts and the track often gets reconfigured to replicate some of the world famous track sections. Just at the moment of writing this itinerary the track was configured to mimic Suzuka.
The staff will teach you the ins and outs and the rules of the arena; you don’t have to worry even if you’ve never done this before - it’s a safe environment and you’ll probably have so much fun you’ll just ask for more.
Once you’re exhausted from racing, return to your hotel.
Remember how Richard Hammond of The Grand Tour crashed the Rimac Concept_One? Mate Rimac says he would allow him to drive the Concept_Two as well: “I would really love it if Richard did one more testing of the car. I am sure he would want to, this time perhaps on a flat area”.
We know you love cars. How do you feel about Elon Musk’s Tesla, the contemporary electric car company? Did you know that the person it was named after, Nikola Tesla, was born here? To be more precise, he was born in Smiljan, a place that is an hour and a half drive from Zagreb - and we’ll take you there to visit his Memorial Centre.
Nikola Tesla was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and a physicist, and is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. At the Memorial Centre a team of the museum’s expert guides will give you a better understanding of his life, especially with respect to global events at the time. You will get to see some of Tesla’s inventions and you will be given a demonstration of Tesla’s transformer in the testing station where the human body conducts high-voltage current with no consequences whatsoever. You will also have the opportunity to hold the neon lamp connected to the power source, so when the transformer is turned on the lamp will light up in your hands. The presentation of Tesla’s transformer at the testing station is available for individual visits at 10am, 12pm and 2pm (winter), and 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7pm (summer).
You will learn that some of the most important Tesla’s inventions are the principle of the rotating magnetic field, induction motor, multiphase power transmission, radio communication and that Tesla explored the possibilities of wireless power transfer, filed the patent for electric combustion of gasoline engines and made blueprints for a jet-propelled automobile.
After the visit, we’ll take you to lunch in the surrounding rural area and afterwards take you back to Zagreb.
If you'd like to go with the flow, we can arrange (upon request, with surcharge) your trip to the Tesla museum in electric Tesla Model S, a 700 HP beast that accelerates 0-100 km/h in 3,4 seconds. That's a two-hour drive both ways in a car designed for speed and endurance—with incredible aerodynamics and ludicrous performance.
Breakfast at the hotel. If you've got the some time to spare, we recommend you visit Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum at the shopping mall Westgate, on the surface area of 2000 m2. There are 30 cars and 15 motorcycles exhibited at the museum, with the most valuable ones including the 55 000 EUR Buick and Mercedes Pagoda. Ferdinand Budicki was one of the founders of the first Croatian Automobile Club in Zagreb in 1906, when the top speed was 30 km/h, the front wheels were small and the rear were large. The main exhibits presenting the 115-year-old automotive culture in Croatia are old cars, motorcycles and bikes, and they provide insight into the pioneering era of the automotive beginnings in Croatia.
There are free of charge buses which take 30 minutes to get to Westgate (ask for details). The museum is at the Entrance 3. As the museum is part of a large shopping mall, you can use this time to get some shopping done, too.
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