The Rimac C_Two is a two-seat high-performance electric car designed and manufactured in Croatia by Rimac Automobili. Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, it is the automaker's second car after the Rimac Concept One and is described as a significant technological leap, dubbed "a car alive with technology". Rimac plans to produce 150 vehicles and is currently in the process of homologization for the global market. The first deliveries are expected to take place in 2020.
Timeless, elegant styling, with form respecting function, the C_Two is completely new and yet unmistakably Rimac. It incorporates the company’s signature ‘tie’ design on the flanks, finessed to suit the car’s dramatic proportions. A feature that is also functional, acting as an air-intake for the rear cooling systems.
The C_Two features a full carbonfibre monocoque with bonded carbon roof, integrated structural battery pack and rear carbon subframe, with crash structures formed from aluminium and carbonfibre. The result is that it is both light and exceptionally strong.
With its Lithium/Manganese/Nickel chemistry, 6,960 cells and cylindrical 21700 form-factor, the C_Two’s liquid-cooled battery pack holds 120kWh and produces an astonishing 1.4MW of power. Encased in layers of safety and protection systems, the pack is configured to offer the best possible weight distribution to optimise dynamics.
Four electric motors power each individual wheel, giving both four-wheel drive and unprecedented dynamic control. The bespoke dual permanent magnet, oil-cooled electric motors offer instant response, more than 97-percent efficiency, a near-limitless and maintenance-free operating life and maximum torque from zero rpm.
While a pair of single-speed gearboxes apply drive to the front wheels, a pair of two-speed gearboxes - again, one for each rear wheel - allow the C_Two to make use of its prodigious torque to produce both mind-blowing acceleration and a true hypercar top speed.
From advanced ADAS features, facial recognition in lieu of a key, voice control and beautifully animated graphics, the car also features an M2M system monitors over 500 channels of telemetry - which can then be accessed and interrogated in real time via mobile app or laptop.
The C_Two features a triplet of high-definition TFT screens, which present as much, or as little, information as the driver decides is relevant. As well as the convenience of touchscreens, an owner can nevertheless complete every function of the car via billet aluminium rotary controls and switches.