If you haven’t heard of Rimac Automobili, you will today. The Croatian car manufacturer is known for developing electric sports cars, most famously the Concept_One, a car that was in the news last year after The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond escaped a crash during a shoot in Switzerland. The Concept_One is in itself, a mind-bending culmination of performance numbers – 1,224 hp, 1,600 Nm of torque, 2.5-second century sprint and 355 km/h top speed. Turns out, they’ve topped those numbers with their latest car, the C_Two.
0 – 100 Under 2-seconds
Just like the Concept_One, the C_Two’s performance numbers are looney – 1,914 hp, 2,300 Nm of torque, 1.85-second century sprint and a 412 km/h top speed. The C_Two has been made from the ground up and features a full carbon fibre monocoque with bonded carbon roof, integrated battery pack and merged rear carbon subframe.
Since each individual wheel is powered by an electric motor, a pair of single-speed gearboxes apply drive to the front wheels while another pair of two-speed powers the rear wheels. Despite all that power, Rimac says that the C_Two has a 650 km range, another win for the EV category.
Flaps in the hood alter the car’s aerodynamic profile, while the rear wing adopts different positions according to loads as well as a full air-brake during heavy braking. Flat underbody and active rear venture ensure its aero efficiency and stability at speeds. The wheels itself provides cooling air to the braking system.
Advanced autonomy and the Driving Coach configuration can overlay selected race tracks in real-time that when applied, offers audible and visual guidance on racing lines, braking and acceleration points and steering input. Talk about cool video gaming experience with real-world application.
Furthermore, the same artificial intelligence will provide intervention and active safety as advanced driver-assistance system on the road – from collision risk prediction to automatic emergency braking and evasive control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist and fully adaptive cruise control with traffic pilot functionality.
Tech list includes eight on-board cameras, lidar, six radar emitters, twelve ultrasonic sensors, GPS and IMU sensor for autonomous driving, the C-Two will generate six gigabytes of data per hour with the computer power of 22 Macbook Pros on board.
Facial recognition can be the key to unlocking and starting the car, on top of reading moods and reacting accordingly to the driving situation.
Will Tesla’s Roadster be able to match the C-Two’s similar zero to hundred time?
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