Rimac Introduces C2 – An Electric Hypercar With 1,914 Horsepower


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Rimac has been out of the car business for the while. They rolled out the 1,224 horsepower Concept One seven years ago. They have transcended that boundary and just introduced C Two at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with an impressive 1,914 horsepower.

The car comes with 4 electric motors and can reach 60 mph in 1.85 seconds to beat the new Tesla Roadster’s claim of 1.9 seconds. It has a top speed of 259 mph and can cover a quarter mile on a drag strip in 9.1 seconds.

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With a stiff carbon fibre monocoque foundation, the roof, rear sub-frame, and structural 120-kilowatt-hour battery are all made up of carbon fibre. According to Rimac, the C Two can perform on the race track as well with its adaptive suspension. The Pirelli performance tires and six-piston Brembo Calipers in all corners clamping down on carbon ceramic disks make it capable of going full out on the race track for two laps without a drop in performance.

There is a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that helps improve dynamics. You can use it to adjust the torque to the point where all the car does is drift or to focus on traction in slick conditions. The system is so capable that conventional stability and traction control programs are not required according to Rimac.

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It also has a driving coach function that can prove very helpful on the track. A single complete battery charge provides a range of 403 miles. Fast charging enables it to complete 80% charging in half an hour. The car also features a huge trunk to carry stuff and butterfly doors to allow the passengers entry.

Another nifty feature is that the C Two does not use a key to open the doors and start the vehicle. It uses facial recognition instead. The car can automatically adjust the suspension and all-wheel-drive by monitoring the weather and road conditions.

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It comes with level 4 autonomous driving, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Lane assist and adaptive cruise control are also made possible by eight cameras, lidar, six radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and GPS. The price has not been revealed but Rimac is planning the production of 150 vehicles and it is expected that the price will be somewhere in six figures. We will have to wait for confirmation.

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