4 March 2019 – Croatia’s Rimac will showcase their C_Two electric hypercar and the technology under its skin at International Geneva Motor Show which gets underway this week.
In 2018, the company launched the Rimac C_Two, which is the world’s most powerful electric hypercar. Powered by a four-motor powertrain system with 1.914 hopsepower and instantly available 2300 Nm of torque, the C_Two accelerates 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, and reaches 300 kph in 11.8 seconds.
“The 120 kWh battery capacity enables 550 km of range in WLTP cycle (650 km NEDC). ). These figures have taken the world by surprise, but with our new development efforts, the C_Two can, and will, see upgrades. With prototypes in production, the C_Two will soon take its final shape, and in 2020 bring its new performance to the streets around the world showing just how far (and fast!) the technology of the all-electric future can go,” the company said ahead of the show in Geneva.
The Rimac C_Two which will be showcased in Geneva is finished in Galactic White with deep blue tinted carbon-fibre elements.
The interior is handcrafted in-house, with matte carbon fibre complimenting petroleum blue leather and contrast stitching. This specification speaks for the elegant, yet electrifying profile of the C_Two.
What is under the skin of the car is equally impressive and visitors will have a chance to check it all out during the show.
“Designed and engineered from scratch by Rimac’s in-house team, the C_Two’s full carbon fibre monocoque is the biggest single carbon-piece in the industry – with the full battery and powertrain integrated within the moncoque. Together with the roof, it weights under 200 kg.”
“The architecture of the monocoque features a bonded carbon roof, structural reinforcements and crumple-zones for front, rear and side-impact, as well as front and rear aluminium crash structures. The monocoque is the first of its kind to be made in one piece and integrating the battery as a structural part, with front and rear suspension being attached to the same carbon structure (no sub-frames). To achieve this, a highly complex structure and material mix with 2.200 plys, 222 aluminum inserts and multi-curing process were necessary. The highly complex design and development deliver a result that is light and exceptionally strong.”
Rimac also supplies their battery and drivetrain systems, hardware, and software to many partners in the automotive industry, powering the most extreme performing EV and HEV hypercars on the market. The goal is to ever deliver innovative technology to the high-performance market, starting with the crown jewel – the Rimac C_Two.
The Croatian company will hold a press conference on March 5, 12:15 pm at the Rimac stand 1159 at the Geneva International Motor Show.