Rimac C_Two electric hypercar to debut next March

Rimac C_Two electric hypercar to debut next March

We finally have a launch date for the production Rimac C_Two. According to an Autocar report, the 1,914-hp electric hypercar will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next March, and the Croatian automaker has already appointed London-based company, HR Owen, as its distributor.

To quickly recap, the C_Two is a four-motored hypercar that makes a ridiculous 1,914 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque, propelling it from standstill to 100 km/h in 1.97 seconds. It’s quite a feat for a car that weighs 1,950 kg (kerb weight), but what’s more impressive is that it sprints from zero to 300 km/h in 11.8 seconds, before maxing out at 412 km/h.

When you’re not outperforming Teslas and Ferraris, the C_Two’s 120 kWh lithium manganese nickel battery pack – which weighs 700 kg – offers up to 650 km of range (NEDC cycle; 547 km based on WLTP standards), and plugging into a 250 kW DC fast charger delivers up to 80% of charge in under 30 minutes. An onboard three-phase 22 kW charger is standard.

Other key USPs include a spacious cabin, which Rimac claims is “generally liveable with” and allows easy access. However, it’s unclear what the C_Two’s official name will be, at least for the time being.

Now, just 150 units of the Rimac C_Two will be built, and the starting price is around £2 million (nearly RM11 million) each. The company has already begun taking orders for the car, and UK-bound units will be delivered exclusively from HR Owen’s new £40 million (RM215 million) ‘experience centre’ in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Rimac says production of the C_Two will begin before the year’s end, because the automaker will build around 25 pre-production prototypes as well. However, the production versions will use a less complex single-speed transmission – previously, the car was supposed to get a two-speed dual-clutch automatic. The change is due to progress with electric motor design, and the new single-speed unit is lighter, too.

Meanwhile, company founder Mate Rimac has also announced plans to open a research and development centre in the UK because apparently, he “likes working with Brits,” and regards the UK as home to Europe’s best, most pragmatic engineers.

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Matthew H Tong

An ardent believer that fun cars need not be fast and fast cars may not always be fun. Matt advocates the purity and simplicity of manually swapping cogs while coping in silence of its impending doom. Matt's not hot. Never hot.



  • Elon the Con on Nov 26, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Already driving this car in awesome game Forza Horizon 4. The car is really heavy but superfast in the game.

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