The Rimac C_Two has made its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, shaking up the supercar segment with some brain-bending performance statistics.
Let’s get right into the good stuff: the C_Two makes 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb ft of torque from four electric motors mounted at each wheel. It will accelerate from 0-60 mph in a claimed 1.85s and keep on accelerating until it tops out at 258 mph. The battery pack is 120 kWh in size, giving it a claimed range of 404 miles on the NEDC cycle, and can be charged from flat to 80% capacity in 30 minutes using a fast charger. A liquid cooling system helps ensure the battery stays cool, allowing the C_Two to lap the punishing 12.9-mile Nordschleife circuit twice before the performance really begins to dip from heat. The car also features all-wheel torque vectoring and massive 15.3-inch carbon ceramic brakes with 6-piston calipers at all four corners.
The powertrain isn’t the only high-tech part of the C_Two. Rimac claims it has Level 4 autonomy, meaning it can handle most aspects of the driving task without the need for human intervention. The autonomous system can also load up racetracks, giving the driver suggested lines or braking points. There’s also onboard AI and a facial recognition system, which is used to unlock the vehicle and start the engine. The facial recognition software allows the C_Two to recognise a driver’s mood and adjust the vehicle settings to better suit them. For example, if they are in a good mood, the car may enter a performance-focused mode.
Underpinning the C_Two is a carbon fiber monocoque with a rear carbon fiber subframe. The roof and joining members are also made from carbon, as is all of the bodywork. Rimac didn’t share a weight figure, but we’re not expecting it to be a featherweight considering the weight of EVs relative to combustion engine cars.
Just 150 examples of the C_Two will be built. Pricing has yet to be announced, but you can bet it will cost quite a bit more than the $1 million Concept One. Your move, supercar makers of the world – the bar has been raised.
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