Rimac Provides More Details On Richard Hammond’s Crash

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Exactly the week ago we first told you about The Grand Tour co-host Richard ...

Exactly the week ago we first told you about The Grand Tour co-host Richard Hammond’s near deadly crash at the Hemberg Hill in Switzerland while behind the wheel of the all-electric Rimac Concept One.

Hammond managed to escape with the fractured knee only moments before the EV supercar went up in flames. He is currently recovering in the Swiss hospital. We also reported the FIA wants answers about why and how this crash happened. But what about Rimac itself?

Does this Croatian company have any idea what went wrong? Yes, and founder and owner Mate Rimac has written on Facebook, and which was first reported by Vidiauto, some vital information that needs to be known.

For starters, this Concept One was going fast, as Clarkson already pointed out. Like 120 mph fast as it was going up a hill just prior to the crash. Then, as Rimac clarified, it flew 300 meters horizontally and tumbled from the 100 m height.

After a first flight it fell on asphalt road 10 m below a place where the fire started. I am not able to tell at which speed it was driven, and I cannot believe what nonsense has been written by people who have no idea, or are blind, or just mischievous.

Wow. Just wow. And the fact the Concept One didn’t immediately explode on impact is incredible. For the tumble like that, especially when landing on asphalt at that speed and velocity, and it wouldn’t be shocking for just about any other (non-electric) vehicle to possibly ignite.

Rimac may still be waiting to gather all of the accident data, and what can’t be denied is the Concept One’s safety.

Richard Hammond at least had the time to get out with only the relatively minor injury. Salomondrin (watch the video below) also shares Mate Rimac’s belief and now he’s more anxious than ever to buy the Concept One.

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