Rimac Automobili to present its Rimac C_Two at Salon Privé
Rimac Automobili will present its Rimac C_Two at Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace from Thursday, 5th September to Saturday, 7th. Engineered as a pure electric GT and using the expert knowledge gleaned from the powerful Concept_One, first shown at Salon Privé in 2012, the Rimac C_Two combines the very best materials and bespoke technology to create what the company claims is the most technologically-advanced as well as fastest accelerating hypercar ever built.
In less than 10 years, Rimac Automobili, based in Croatia, has become a technological powerhouse not only creating its own spectacular hypercars, but also developing full technology solutions for global automotive manufacaturers such as Aston Martin, Automobili Pininfarina, Koenigsegg, Porsche and many more. Porsche AG and Hyundai Motor Group have also become minority shareholders in the last two years.
Designed and produced in-house, it is made entirely from scratch with all-new, groundbreaking technologies such as a full carbonfibre monocoque with bonded carbon roof, integrated battery pack and powertrain. An innovative battery pack in technology and layout delivers 120 kWh energy and 1.4MW of power with exceptional thermal management. With a top speed of 258 mph (412 km/h), a zero to 60 mph time of 1.85 seconds and a zero to 100 mph (161 km/h) time of 4.3, the Rimac C_Two makes use of the instant-torque available to an electric vehicle and the traction made possible by the unique drivetrain and bespoke tyres. More than that, the Rimac C_Two maintains its acceleration throughout the full-throttle cycle, achieving 186 mph (300 km/h) from rest in just 11.8 seconds. Next-generation R-AWTV (Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring) controls four electric motors, one per each wheel and is available (and necessary!) to harness 1,887 bhp (1,408 kW) of power and 2,300 Nm of torque – two and a half times the torque output of a contemporary hypercar.
“What Mate Rimac and his team have achieved in such a relatively short period of time is simply extraordinary,” said David Bagley, co-founder & sales director. “Not content with designing, engineering and building their own amazing hypercars, they have become technological partners and OEM suppliers to some of the world’s oldest and most prestigious automotive brands which is an incredible achievement in itself. Having first met Mate at Villa d’Este when the company and Concept_One were newly-launched, on a personal level, it’s thrilling to see the company where it is now, leading the world in EV technology systems.”
With protoypes now in production, the Rimac C_Two will soon take its final shape and the first customers cars will be delivered in 2020.