Rimac C_Two – a 1,914 hp, 2,300 Nm electric hypercar

Rimac C_Two – a 1,914 hp, 2,300 Nm electric hypercar

Croatian automaker Rimac has unveiled its C_Two hypercar in Geneva. The all-electric two-seater is the follow-up act to the Concept_One, and there’s definitely no shortage of numbers to talk about with this one, which measures in at 4,750 mm long, 1,986 mm wide and 1,208 mm tall.

The first is with its 0-100 km/h acceleration time, and despite a 1,950 kg kerb weight it gets that dusted in just 1.97 seconds (1.85 seconds for a 0-60 mph run), which is decently fast. The 0-300 km/h sprint, meanwhile, takes 11.8 seconds to accomplish. Then there’s the claimed top speed, which is 412 km/h.

If that’s not enough, then the C_Two’s output is sure to impress – the electric motors on the car offer a maximum output of 1,408 kW, or 1,914 hp, with 2,300 Nm of torque to boot. All-out performance isn’t the only thing with this one, because it’s also able to cover some ground, with a 650 km operating range being touted, though this is on an NEDC cycle.

Designed by Rimac’s in-house team, the C_Two features a full carbon-fibre monocoque with a bonded carbon roof, integrated battery pack and merged rear carbon subframe. Its crash structures are formed from aluminium, while the body itself is pure carbon-fibre, making the design relatively light and exceptionally strong.

The exterior features a variety of active elements, from flaps in the hood that alter the C_Two’s aerodynamic profile to a variable position rear wing that responds according to dynamic loads and operates as a full air-brake to stabilise the vehicle under heavy braking.

Inside, the C_Two features plenty of CF-based trim, with contrast provided via the leather wrap of the steering wheel, door cards, roof lining as well as the floor mats. A triplet of high-definition TFT screens (cluster, central screen and co-driver’s display) to present as much, or as little, information as required, and billet aluminium rotary controls and switches round off the clean cabin.

Motive power is provided by four permanent-magnet electric motors driving each individual wheel, with R-AWTV (Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring) controlling aspects of the all wheel-drive offering’s performance. A pair of independent single-speed gearboxes provide drive to the front wheels, while the rear gets a pair of independent two-speed gearboxes.

The car’s battery pack is a lithium manganese nickel unit offering 120 kWh of energy and 1.4 MW of power, all good enough for two full laps around the Nürburgring at full power with a negligible drop in performance, the company says. With a three-phase 22 kW on-board charger, the C_Two can be juiced up to around 80% in less than 30 minutes utilising 250 kW DC combo fast charging.

The ability to go fast means that the brakes also have to be up to the task, and 390 mm Brembo CCMR carbon ceramic brake discs and six-piston calipers on both the front and rear axles help haul the Rimac to a stop quickly. The system also provides maximum regenerative braking of 150 kW.

Elsewhere, the car’s suspension features electronically-controlled dampers and active height adjustment, and the C_Two rides on distinctly designed wheels and bespoke Pirelli rubbers.

The hypercar is also comprehensively equipped with plenty of Level 4 autonomous ready hardware – eight on-board cameras (including a front stereo vision unit), a lidar sensor, six radar emitters and twelve ultrasonic sensors are to be found.

Active driver safety includes collision risk prediction combined with automatic emergency braking and evasive control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and fully adaptive cruise control including traffic pilot functionality. Only 150 units of the Rimac C_Two will be built. What do you think of this all-electric hypercar? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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  • Rimac Ultima on Mar 07, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Some day we can travel at light speed

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    • Yusof Talha on Mar 07, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Even caplang country like Croatia also can now make cars with this kind of power and speed.

      When are we going to make our first sports car?

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      • Why?

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      • We dun hv such car technology knowledge, we only can design or copy the design as following:- save fuel, more room cabin and more boot space. We not dare to fail so only accept the ancient technology.

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      • Anonymous on Mar 08, 2018 at 9:49 pm

        We almost had one, the Esna Venere. 300++hp supercharged 6 cylinder, chromoly spaceframe chassis with carbonfibre passenger tub and body panels (derived from TVR Chimaera), aluminium honeycomb floorpan, 6-speed gearbox. Projected top speed was 300km/h. In 2005, that thing was alright. Had 20 confirmed orders mostly international, and 150 was to be produced, to be sold between RM500,000-RM800,000. Unfortunately the “father” of the car, Esmail Naziadin, died before it went to full production. The documentation was poor, so the project died as well.

        It was fully locally designed, and to be produced locally as well.

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  • GunnerS on Mar 07, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Custom fire extinguisher for Hammond…

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  • 12yrsold on Mar 07, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Hehehe, I like how U describe a 1.85 seconds for a 0-60 mph run as “decently fast”. Does that mean a 3 sec run is Pedestrian ??!

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  • macampondan on Mar 07, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Hamster will not get to drive this. hahaha

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  • Mrs Suka Syukur Sgt on Mar 07, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    let’s take public transport, ppl.

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  • Lu cakap Apa? on Mar 07, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    First one destroyed by a hamster

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  • almost 2000hp…is it necessary?

    it cannot fly still ^^

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