Rimac has made its new hypercar 'Hammond-proof' - and Richard has responded

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Rimac has stolen the show at Geneva with its latest hypercar, the C_Two. Claiming 0-60mph sprint times of 1.85 seconds and topping out at 258mph thanks to a truly titanic 1914hp, the C_Two has furthered the all-electric hypercar game well past the realms of internal combustion.

And due to a well placed safety feature, Rimac has made the car 'Richard Hammond-proof' thanks to one of the greatest pieces of trolling ever seen in the car industry.

The Croatian EV supercar company has placed a svelte, tailored fire extinguisher into the rear 'engine bay'/boot, with the securing strap reading 'IN CASE OF HILLCLIMB, EXTINGUISH FIRE'.

This is rather cheeky...

We grabbed Richard for a response to this blatant jibe and he replied to this trolling with typical class, saying: “I’m delighted. I’ve always wanted to have a real influence in car design. And now I have.”

GO ON Hammond! Give as much as you get.

All of us petrolheads probably wish we could have as much of an affect on a car's design as this 'touching' detail from Rimac, essentially commemorating Hammond's unfortunate situation when hillclimbing in the company's first hypercar in 2017.

Just in case you've been in a cave in some far flung land for the past year, our very own Richard Hammond had a bit of an issue when he crashed a Rimac Concept One while racing in a hillclimb event in Switzerland last summer.

And although this new hypercar is around 700hp MORE powerful than its predecessor, the company has emphasised that it is "capable of engaging and exciting anyone, from novice to experienced racer".

So basically there's no excuse for toppling off a hill in the C_Two, but - if it were to happen - Rimac has positioned the crafted extinguisher for easy access after, say, a 300-foot tumble off a Swiss mountain road results in some flammage.

This has got us thinking - what design features could automakers engineer into their cars based on the exploits of Clarkson and May? Possibly bottled Pneumonia in the glovebox of the new Jaguar I-Pace? Or a perfectly spaced and organised toolkit under the boot floor of the new 8-Series for some engine tinkering?

Comment with your ideas below!

Oh, and here's a quick video to summarise everything the C_Two has to offer:

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Comments (138)
  • That name does sound like a ladyshave ? I get the speed and the power , I'm sure its wonderful for the 20 minutes or so you get to use it until it runs out of electrics. Give me a thunderous V12 or a screaming six pot over any performance electric car. I don't care how fast it is. Electric cars are soul less . At the heart of all great performance cars is the engine but these cars don't have them so its missing something. " V12 quad cam 48 valve" will always sound better than "Lithium -iron battery .

    3 months ago
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  • I’m sure that Hammond need this kind of rc car in real. youtu.be/dfLZ1c15kh4

    5 months ago
  • For clarckson a a button on the new amg merc that says power

    5 months ago
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  • Well to answer the question. In the case of Jeremy perhaps install a chilled wine “bag” in the back of the seat with a handy rubber tube to allow sensible drinking within the law

    5 months ago
  • The new Tesla Roadster has a major competitor for EV champ. Can’t wait for the drag race 🏎 🚗

    6 months ago
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