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Geneva Motor Show: Rimac C Two revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Mar 2018 News

Electric hypercar is capable of a sub-2s sprint to 60mph

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This is the Rimac C Two, a purely electric hypercar that thrives on mind-boggling numbers.

Beginning with the power, it makes 1408kW and 2300Nm. This comes thanks to four electric motors, one for each wheel. We’re already overwhelmed.

Rimac says it’ll hit 60 miles-per-hour in an also overwhelming 1.85 seconds.

But that’s not all, because Rimac also claims it’ll hit 300km/h (yes, 300) in just 11.8 seconds. It will then apparently go on to a top speed of 412km/h.

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The company released a somewhat playful description of how the C Two can achieve such a feat.

“Rimac’s own suite of electronic control systems means that full torque-vectoring is available (and necessary!) to harness  two and a half times the torque output of a contemporary hypercar,” the Croatian company explains.

“R-AWTV (Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring) replaces traditional Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control systems and enables infinitely variable dynamic responses, from full grip to extended drifting capability, to satisfy even the most demanding of drivers.

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“With such power comes responsibility: The C_Two is equipped with the latest braking technology. In addition to a maximum regenerative braking of 150 kW, huge 390mm Brembo CCMR carbon ceramic brake discs and six-piston calipers feature on both the front and rear axles, allowing for fade-free, powerful deceleration.”

Rimac adds that specially created Pirellis are found at each wheel to ensure traction.

It also uses facial recognition to allow the car to unlock, rather than a regular key.

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But one feature it doesn’t mention – perhaps because we were meant to find it ourselves – it the extinguisher.

Rimac recently gained a little bit of publicity after a crash involving one Richard Hammond and its Concept One. Hammond reached the top of a hill climb before sliding off and rolling the car over 100m down the hill.

The strap holding the extinguisher in the C Two is imprinted with the words “In case of hill climb, extinguish fire.”

A maximum of 150 C Twos will be built in total.