The Rimac C_Two Electric Supercar has been revealed at Geneva this week, and it comes with 1,877bhp and a dig at Richard Hammond’s exploits in the Rimac One.
The Rimac Concept Two – catchily badged Rimac C_Two – is Rimac’s follow-up to the Rimac Concept One and has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, taking electric supercars to the extreme with 1,887 bhp and 1,696lb/ft of torque and the promise of 0-60mph in a neck breaking 1.85 seconds (0-62mph in 1.95s).
But it’s not just a quick sprint to 60mph promise from the Croatian firm’s mental electric supercar, they reckon it’s good for 0-100mph in 4.3 seconds and 0-186mph in 11.8 seconds and a top speed of 285mph. That’s the sort of figures that will make even Christian von Koenigsegg sit up and take notice.
To harness the power from an electric motor on each wheel, the Concept Two comes with fully adaptive torque vectoring and 390mm carbon ceramic brakes which can feed recovered energy in to the lithium-manganese-nickel battery and lots of aerodynamic aids.
The battery has enough power for a 400 mile range, can be recharged to 80 per cent in 30 minutes and can, say Rimac, do two flat out laps of the Nurburgring without any loss of power.
Rimac has also made the Concept Two Level 4 Autonomous (which seems a bit pointless), given it facial recognition so you don’t need a key and will tailor the setup to your mood or the weather.
Sadly for Rimac, they’re probably now best known not for their mental electric supercars per se, but for being the makers of the electric supercar Richard Hammond crashed so badly last year.
But in an inspired ‘all publicity is good publicity’ they’ve fitted the C_Two with a fire extinguisher, held in place by a leather strap which has “In Case of Hill Climb Extinguish Fire” written across it.
Just in case they let Richard Hammond loose in it.