Rimac C_Two is going to be the most advanced electric hypercar yet
The question is, will Richard Hammond drive it?
The way I see it, the main reason why Rimac became a credible player in the electric car business is that, unlike several other companies that failed, they prioritized software and built their cars around their own architecture. Both the Porsche Taycan and the new Audi GT e-Tron, for example, use a Rimac-sourced powertrain and battery pack.
This business model gave Rimac to opportunity (and the financial means) to focus on their cars and as the upcoming C_Two gets closer to production, the Croatian company is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the project to make sure the C_Two is as good as it can be. And then some.
Rimac has been testing the C_Two in a million different ways during the car's development, including aerodynamic testing in a wind tunnel as well electromagnetic testing and among other things, Rimac is working with car suspension specialist KW to develop a state-of-the-art system for their new hypercar. In this video, for example, the C_Two gets hooked up to a custom built rig, specifically designed to simulate different road and track conditions, including length of travel, frequencies and different damper speeds.
This unique suspension system incorporates electronically adjustable dampers and active ride height and the front axle is fitted with seven sensors to automatically adjust the suspension set-up (in live time) based on different factors such as acceleration, handling and comfort.
KW Suspension managing director Klaus Wohlfarth says the "suspension system in the C_Two is the most innovative product that we have and it's necessary to deliver the broad range of abilities that Mate wants for the C_Two".
The C_Two concept was first unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show - it feels like ages ago - but the good news is we won't have to wait much longer as the final production version (limited to 150 units) should be revealed later this year.