Croatia isn’t a country that comes to mind when the topic is about hypercars, but EV manufacturer Rimac is pushing ahead with its plan to ship up to 150 units of its C-Two all-electric hypercar around the world, and the Croatian outfit has kicked off real-world testing with a total of 17 prototypes.
It’s worth repeating how ambitious the C_Two hypercar is – it has four electric motors (one at each wheel) powered by a 120 kWh lithium manganese nickel battery pack, the total output is a staggering 1,914 hp and 2,300 Nm. The C_Two will despatch 0-100 km/h in 1.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 412 km/h. And it’s supposed to offer a cruising range (NEDC cycle) of over 640 km per full charge!
Of course, the structure of the vehicle is made of carbon fibre, but the C_Two, with its dramatic butterfly doors, will still tip the scales at around 1.9-tonne, given that it has to meet the latest crash standards and be homologated for global sales by the end of 2020.
Rimac is expected to show off the final production version of the C_Two – which would undoubtedly be one of the fastest cars in the world – at the 2020 Geneva motor show in a few months’ time.