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Rimac’s California Edition C_Two Gets Champagne Addition

The Rimac C_Two electric hypercar will be making it’s West Coast debut this week at the Monterey Car Week so they decided to bring a special California Edition with them.

Not only does it get a bright new paint job and some freshly designed wheels, you also get a tailored luxurious trunk compartment that can fit not one but two six-litre champagne bottles and the necessary crystal flutes, celebrating the “vibrant atmosphere” of the Monterey Car Week events.

As a reminder this hypercar packs a combined electrical output of 1,888 hp (1,408 kW) and 2,000 Nm of torque from four electric motors. This enables a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time of just 1.85 seconds and a 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h) time of just 4.3 seconds.

Rimac are only planning on building 150 examples of the C_Two for a price tag of about $2.1 million each with all of them having been sold already.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2018/08/rimacs-california-edition-c_two-gets-champagne-addition.html
 

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Rimac Is Coming To South Africa

Rimac has disrupted the electric car industry with their incredible creations and now we have confirmation that the company and their cars will be making their way to South African shores.

To remind you, their newest creation called the C_Two packs 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kW) and 2,300 Nm which is good for a 1.85 second sprint to 100 km/h. As if that is not fast enough, keep your foot flat and the 120 kWh battery will take you all the way to 412 km/h (limited).

If you not going flat out everywhere you go, you can get as much as 650 km on a single charge which is an incredible accomplishment by the manufacturer.

According to BusinessDay, Rimac will be arriving in South Africa before the end of this year thanks to a new distributor called Electric Life. Stefan van der Sandt is the company founder and will open a landmark facility on the corner of Grayston Drive and Katherine Street in Sandton followed by a second facility at the Lourensford Estate in Cape Town.

The publication mentions that “only a few Rimac C1 models and 10 C_Two models have been allocated to SA between now and 2020, but one C1 and five C_Twos are expected to be Mandrolli editions” which makes them even more exclusive thanks to the vehicles being the first anywhere in the world to get Nelson Mandela’s signature on them. They will be so exclusive that Rimac will be auctioning one off at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019.

It is very difficult to work out how much a Rimac C_Two will cost in South Africa but with prices starting at around £1.5m (approx. R28 million) you can expect it to sting the local buyer to the tune of around R60 million after import duties and other taxes.

Van der Sandt will also be bringing Tazarri into South Africa which is a lot more affordable and more urban.

We cannot wait to see the arrival of these electric hypercar creations and with all of them already sold out worldwide, you can almost guarantee that the South African units are already spoken for.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2018/10/rimac-is-coming-to-south-africa.html

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If you not going flat out everywhere you go, you can get as much as 650 km on a single charge which is an incredible accomplishment by the manufacturer.

You won't get that range, unless you drive at like 25km/h. The range probably won't be bad, but it won't be as great as the NEDC test cycle claims.
 

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Production Rimac C_Two Could Pack Even More Heat Than Expected

Rimac took the covers off the C_Two about a year ago and although the unit coming to Geneva will not differ much, it will sport a new Galactic White paint job with exquisite deep blue-tinted carbon fibre body elements.

Everything seems to be going according to plan with the development of the electric hypercar and the Croatian marque hints at powertrain improvements set to be implemented in the customer-spec production cars due in 2020.

Rimac isn’t willing to go into any details for the time being regarding the upgrades they’re planning for the powertrain, but they do say these will be possible thanks to “new development efforts.”

For the time being, we know the C_Two has four electric motors with a combined output of 1,914 horsepower (1,427 kW) and an instant torque of 2,300 Nm. It’s enough electric punch for a sprint to 96 km/h (60 mph) in precisely 1.85 seconds, with the 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) taking just 11.8 seconds.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2019/03/...-could-pack-even-more-heat-than-expected.html
 

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Rimac Will Be Crash Testing More Than $60 Million (R910 Million) Worth Of C_Two’s

We are all aware of the fact that car companies have to crash test their cars to ensure that the finished product is sufficiently safe should the worst happen. Performance car manufacturers are no exception, however painful it may be. In the case of the Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac, they are taking this task very seriously with the C_Two.

Known as the C_Two for now, this 1,914 horsepower (1,427 kW) electric bullet will be crash tested not just a few, but 30 times. “So listen to this. The small OEMs do maybe one or two prototypes. We are doing 30. Most of them are going to be crashed. We wanted to do this properly like a big car company. Most of them will be crashed several times,” said Mate Rimac.

Considering a C_Two will cost about $2.1 million (approx. R30.3 million) each and 30 will be crashed the math shows about $63 million, or approximately R909 million worth of Rimac C_Two’s will be crash tested. That’s an incredible amount considering the size of the company.

Of course, a lot of development that is going into the C_Two has been thanks to trial and error through making the Concept One. Rimac said that the biggest thing he has learned is to not take it upon yourself to do everything on your own but to work together with other suppliers too. “With the Concept One we did crazy things on our own that didn’t make any sense. We did everything. It was absolutely insane. Take the initial budget and multiply it by ten.”

Rimac indicated that we will be seeing the full production version and official name of the C_Two at around the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

https://www.zero2turbo.com/2019/03/...-60-million-r910-million-worth-of-c_twos.html
 

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Rimac Will Be Crash Testing More Than $60 Million (R910 Million) Worth Of C_Two’s

We are all aware of the fact that car companies have to crash test their cars to ensure that the finished product is sufficiently safe should the worst happen. Performance car manufacturers are no exception, however painful it may be. In the case of the Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac, they are taking this task very seriously with the C_Two.

Preparing it for the hamster?
 

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Mate Rimac on C_Two progress and opening a British R&D centre

Founder of the Croatian EV maker and tech company tells us the latest on its 1900bhp hypercar and more

Mate Rimac is poised to unveil the production version of his company's C_Two electric hypercar concept at the Geneva motor show next March and has already concluded a world-first deal with the London-based HR Owen dealer group to put both the car and supporting tech products on sale early in its life.

He has also announced plans to open a research and development centre here because he “likes working with Brits” and regards the UK as home to Europe’s best, most pragmatic engineers.


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1,408 KW Rimac C_Two Will Get A New Name And Track-Focused Variants

Prototypes of the Rimac C_Two hypercar are busy with testing and although the model has stayed relatively low-key in the news since its reveal about two years ago at Geneva, we should see the production form revealed next year at the Geneva Motor Show.

Rimac says that the first production version is set to be shown off at Geneva in early 2020, but they really haven’t decided on a name yet but the 600-strong organisation aims to make about 40 to 50 examples of the hypercar a year.

The performance will clearly by mind-boggling considering the four electric motors produce a combined output of 1,914 hp (1,408 kW and 2,300 Nm of torque. This is enough to sprint to 100 km/h in under 2 seconds and go on to a top speed of 412 km/h. Surely this will make it fairly beastly around a track?


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Rimac C_Two prototype review: world exclusive drive of 1,887bhp EV

Any final thoughts from the boss?

Just one: “I didn’t actually build this car because I needed to bring down my company C02 targets or because of particular environmental concerns,” he says, with disarming honesty and despite the fact he’s a vegan with a huge passion for environmentalism and eco-consciousness, “I did it because EV is the best solution. It will make for a better car.”


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Rimac C_Two: 1888bhp hypercar on track for 2021 deliveries

The Croatian firm’s £1.5m second electric model promises to be astoundingly quick and offers Level 4 autonomy

Rimac has confirmed that its second electric hypercar, a production version of the C_Two concept, is on track for customer deliveries in 2021.

Rimac revealed the C_Two at Geneva motor show in March 2018. Shortly after, head of sales Kreso Coric told Autocar that the production model was close to being sold out, with nearly all 150 examples already spoken for.

The final production car was due to be revealed at Geneva motor show in March, but following the cancellation of the show due to coronavirus, Rimac has now confirmed that the final model and official name will be announced later this year.

In the UK, the car will be sold through the London-based HR Owen dealer group, in a deal which was announced late last year. At the time, Rimac founder Mater Rimac said he would also open a research and development centre here because he “likes working with Brits” and regards the UK as home to Europe’s best, most pragmatic engineers.

 

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Rimac C_Two Is A Tyre Shredding Drifting Demon

Having recently driven an all-electric supercar, it is evident that the future will not be as dull as we think and the folks from Rimac have given us a teaser of what their upcoming C_Two hypercar will be capable of.


 

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World’s First Drive of The New Rimac C_Two Prototype - Nico Rosberg

 

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Rimac has sold out the first year of C_Two production

Confirmation that orders are racking up for Mate’s 1,887bhp electric dream machine

The final production version hasn’t been revealed. The car is still in development. The global Covid-19 pandemic has slowed everything down. Heck, we don’t even know its official name.

Despite all of this, Rimac has announced that the first year of the C_Two’s production run has been accounted for. Big Boss Mate Rimac confirmed in a recent post that contrary to online rumours, the C_Two has not sold out fully.

“While it is not unusual for hypercars to be sold out before they go into production,” Mate explains, “that is usually only the case for established brands, like Ferrari.

“Customers are very interested in the car but want to see how things play out – they want to try it before committing and see reviews. We are fully in line with that and have never pushed customers to commit before trying the car.”

He points to the fact very few people have actually sampled the C_Two thus far, one being 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg. Top Gear had a drive in a prototype last year, which you can read more about here. In any case, the car is still in development and Mate doesn’t want the customer “to experience glitches or some rough edges that will be improved in the production car”.


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Rimac opens R&D centre in the UK

Croatian firm will employ 30 people ahead of the launch of its 1888bhp C_Two hypercar

Rimac has cut the ribbon on its first R&D office in the UK as it gears up for the launch of the production version of its C_Two electric hypercar.

Based in Warwick Enterprise Park, Warwickshire, the office is planned to employ 30 people by the end of 2021. However, Rimac said it could “expand significantly in the years to come” as the company progresses its product lines.

The office will collaborate with Rimac’s Croatian headquarters, enabling the firm to take advantage of British engineers, whom Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac regards as among the best in the world.

The launch of the office is part of the build-up to Rimac’s launch of its second electric hypercar, the C_Two, which Rimac will deliver to the UK through a new £40 million HR Owen ‘experience centre’ in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

 

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The Rimac C_Two has run a ¼ mile in under nine seconds

Watch Mate Rimac demonstrate the potential of his almost-finished EV hypercar

The Rimac C_Two is nearly ready, says Mr Rimac himself. And as his company gets ever closer to building the first customer cars, testing of what will probably be a 1,900bhp, 250mph EV hypercar continues apace.

In a ten-minute video you can watch by clicking on these blue words, we join Mate Rimac at an old airfield close to his company’s Croatian HQ. Here he walks us through where he’s at with the C_Two’s development and uses an unfinished development car to give us an idea of how quick it is off the line.

The answer is, of course, very. Mate explains the pre-prod is only running at “85 to 90 per cent performance” and that it doesn’t yet have launch control. Moreover it’s on normal Michelin road tyres and, he claims, the surface is “bad asphalt” and “very dirty”.


 

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Rimac C_Two Hypercar Smashes Quarter-Mile In A Record 8.95 Seconds

It is almost time for the Rimac C_Two to enter production but that has not stopped company founder, Mate Rimac from sharing a sweet clip of the electric hypercar and its insane performance figures.

If we can call this version a production car then it has grabbed the production car quarter-mile record, completing the benchmark sprint in just 8.95 seconds – 0.45 seconds quicker than the 1,103 kW and 1,600Nm 8.0-litre W16 Bugatti Chiron.

The 0 to 100 km/h sprint was achieved in “only” 2.42 seconds which makes sense as Mate claimed that this prototype was only operating at 85 per cent power and launch control had not yet been activated.

 
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