Rimac on Tuesday dropped its all-electric supercar bombshell on the Geneva auto show. The car is called the C_Two, and it represents a technological leap forward over the still-amazing Concept_One.
Thanks to its 120-kwh battery pack, the Rimac C_Two is capable of producing 1,914 horsepower from its four electric motors. That's two in the front and two in the rear, and those motors are used to provide all-wheel drive and torque vectoring that can turn the car into a drift machine or a steady-footed slick-pavement conveyance. It also has four gearboxes; a pair of single-speed units handle the front motors, while a pair of two-speed gearboxes distribute the power of the rear motors. The two-speed setup is necessary to mitigate the massive amounts of torque being generated. How much torque, you ask? Nearly 1,700 pound-feet of twist.
All of that power is enough to propel the C_Two from 0-60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, while the quarter mile is dispatched in a mere 9.1 seconds, claims Rimac. Finally, the top speed is 258 mph. This is an all-electric Bugatti Chiron fighter, folks. And if you can keep your foot off the throttle, the total range is rated at just over 400 miles per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
The C_Two is built on a carbon-fiber monocoque. The design features butterfly doors and the brand's signature "tie" design along the sides that resolves into air intakes for the rear cooling system. Aerodynamic forged alloy wheels channel air to the carbon ceramic brakes and mount Pirelli tires specially designed for the car. The car has active aerodynamics that include flaps in the hood, moving elements of the front splitter, flaps for the flat underbody, and a rear spoiler that can raise to improve downforce, lower to allow a higher top speed, or raise and tilt to act as an airbrake.