Rimac C_Two Electric Hypercar Unveiled in Geneva


"Only the initial idea of an electric supercar was taken from the Concept One", Rimac said. The rear wheels are offered with a two speed gearbox, while the front gets a single speed gearbox. It has an electric motor at each wheel, allowing for four-wheel drive. The wheels are also aerodynamically created to reduce drag and downforce along with faster cooling brakes. The electric supercar can hit 100km/h in just 1.85 seconds, making it the quickest production auto ever made. Pretty insane, right? During the C Two's unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday morning, Rimac said the C Two has a top speed of 258 miles per hour, and that it can accelerate to 186 miles per hour in 11.8 seconds.

That puts it on a par with the forthcoming Tesla Roadster, which is claimed to do those benchmark sprints in 1.9sec and 4.2sec respectively. With an adaptive suspension, Pirelli performance tires and six-piston Brembo calipers in all corners clamping down on carbon ceramic discs, the vehicle is capable of covering two laps of the Nurburgring at full bore with a minimal drop in performance, Rimac says.

The vehicle gets active front hood which effectively channels air from underneath the auto up from the bonnet and on towards the roof for that additional downforce.

The auto employs all-wheel torque vectoring, coupled with huge 390mm carbon ceramic brake discs and six-piston calipers on both front and rear axles. The unit supports Rimac's new "Extended Drift Mode" capable of keeping the auto sideways for a prolonged period of time.

The auto has Level 4 autonomy, so it will basically be able to drive on its own but will still require a driver to be behind the wheel. The vehicle can also monitor weather and road conditions to automatically adjust suspension and all-wheel drive performance accordingly.

Speaking of features, Rimac C_Two gets eight cameras, six radars, a lidar and twelve ultrasonic sensors that enables auto braking, lane assist and self-driving functions.

The Rimac C_Two is clearly aimed at the Tesla Roadster which shocked the world with its insane acceleration figures.

The C_Two will go into production later this year limited to 150 units. The C Two is plenty powerful too, obviously, with almost twice as many horses underneath the hood as its predecessor.