In a YouTube video released earlier this week, Mr Mate Rimac, the CEO and founder of Rimac motors, shows the true potential of their upcoming electric hypercar, the C_Two. If you do not know what I am talking about, let me give you some basic stats. A 120kW battery powering four individual motors producing 1888bhp and 2300Nm of torque (you might need to catch your breath from that gasp).
Carrying on, in this 10-minute video posted by Rimac, Mr Mate explains to the viewers that they are out testing the C_Two at an airfield close to the Croatian company’s headquarters. Through the video, he explains where he’s at with the C_Two’s development and uses an unfinished development car to give us an idea of how quick it is off the line.
As the video progresses, we see the C_Two set a blistering quarter-mile time of just 8.94 seconds which Mr Mate claims is quicker than the Bugatti Chiron, which can do it in 9.4 seconds (current fastest production vehicle). Also, during testing, they hit 100km/h from 0 in 2.3 seconds which Mate describes as quite bad due to the bad road surface. I should also mention that at the start of the video, Mr Rimac does state that the pre-production is running only at 85 to 90% performance and also doesn’t have launch control enabled.
So it is safe to say looking at this video and seeing the Rimac C_Two or even the Lotus Lotus Evija, Pininfarina Battista and so-on promising to offer such high levels of performance and power. It is safe to say that we petrolheads might just be able to keep ourselves entertained long after the combustion engines disappear.