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

This is top class trolling from Rimac!

3y ago

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...

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 (154)

  • Even more trolling from Rimac :D This pops up when you "log in" as "guest" in the car.

      3 years ago
  • If you wanted to include a feature for Clarkson just include a hammer under the hood, so he always has the proper tool to fix things

      3 years ago
  • There will be a Merc Black Hammer Edition in which the driver will have to beat a sensor pad with the included hammer to shift (if the hammer is not in the vehicle it will not start).

    Rolls Royce will have a heated, massaging footrest to the right of the accelerator. 😉

      3 years ago
  • For James May they should have a heads up display on the driver side that always says "accelerator is the pedal on the right." And for Clarkson they should have an oversized tool kit but when you open it there is only a hammer.

      3 years ago
  • Richard's response: Hold my beer

      3 years ago