Rimac from Croatia turned up at Geneva with the most outrageous supercar to end all supercars. This was the Rimac C Two, to follow up on the Rimac Concept One.
Concept One will always be remembered as one of the cars Richard Hammond crashed from Top Gear. This new car is an all-electric supercar called the C Two, and it represents a technological leap forward over the still-amazing Concept One.
Thanks to a 120 wh battery pack, the Rimac C Two is capable of producing 1,914 horsepower from its four electric motors. That’s two in the front and two in the rear, and those motors are used to provide all-wheel drive and torque vectoring that can turn the car into a drift machine or a slick-pavement prowler. It also has four gearboxes; a pair of single-speed units handle the front motors, while a pair of two-speed gearboxes distribute the power of the rear motors. The two-speed setup is necessary to mitigate the massive amounts of torque being generated. Nearly 1,700 pound-feet, enough to tear up any bitumen.
All of that power is enough to propel the C Two from 0-60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, while the quarter mile takes a mere 9.1 seconds, claims Rimac. Finally, the top speed is 415 km/h.
The C Two is built on a carbon-fiber monocoque. The design features butterfly doors and the brand’s signature “tie” design along the sides that resolves into air intakes for the rear cooling system. Aerodynamic forged alloy wheels channel air to the carbon ceramic brakes and Pirelli tires specially designed for the car. The car has active aerodynamics that include flaps in the hood, moving elements of the front splitter, flaps for the flat underbody, and a rear spoiler that can raise to improve downforce, lower to allow a higher top speed, or raise and tilt to act as an airbrake.
Yes, the ultimate in certified automotive craziness. 1.85 seconds to 60 mph. That’s enough to rip your head off your shoulders. 1,700 lbs ft of torque is enough to tow the Pattaya City Hall to Beach Road!