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VIDEO: Crash-testing the Rimac C_Two Hypercar 5x

(Photo: Rimac Automobili)

25 September 2019 – Rimac C_Two is undergoing a massive program of crash-testing alongside hundreds of other official assessments as a part of its global homologation process.

“In addition to the homologation, we are performing thousands of tests to ensure the performance, durability, and reliability of all systems. This intensive program ensures that our hypercar is safe and road-legal worldwide, enabling us to deliver cars to our customers in every major global market. We decided to bring you along on our journey, showing you everything – even the tough-to-watch crash tests. Global homologation of the Rimac C_Two is one of our main objectives. We want our hypercars to be safe and road-legal worldwide,” Rimac said in a statement. 

(Photo: Rimac Automobili)

The fully-fledged homologation process, without any shortcuts, is a huge task for a small-volume manufacturer as it mirrors the processes undertaken by much bigger brands. The process from the first concepts, to full prototypes, to cars on the road, is a three to four-year process.

“We begin by running simulations and developing the car in the virtual world. Next, we conduct material and component tests. After we are happy with the results, we start the vehicle testing program – starting with experimental prototypes, then testing validation prototypes, pre-production prototypes, and the final car – it’s a nerve-wracking process for the entire team. To be sure that the car functioning is as intended, physical tests need to be in perfect correlation with the simulations.

Daniele Giachi, Director of Vehicle Engineering (Photo: Rimac Automobili)

Now that the first round of crash tests is successfully completed, we can proceed to the next stage of development with full confidence. The next step in the development of the C_Two is to further improve our design together with perfecting the correlations of our virtual simulations. We’re always striving to exceed the targets as we work toward our fully-homologated global production vehicle.”

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