Would you spend $3,400,000 on the Rimac C_Two?
It has been the best part of five months since Rimac first tore the covers off its Tesla-baiting C_Two GT hypercar and we still haven't quite recovered. Not from the performance though, but rather, from the price.
Even if your name happens to be Bill Gates, with an entry price higher than that of a third-world country's GDP (€1.7 million = AUD$2,676,000 approx) there is no denying that the C_Two certainly isn't a cheap proposition. Nonetheless, just three weeks following its reveal, Rimac announced that almost all of the 150 forecasted units had already been spoken for. Which is absurd.
Perhaps even madder though, is the bill at the end of the average buyer's spec-sheet. Sources have claimed the average expenditure from customers on options alone is well north of AUD$700,000. Seven hundred THOUSAND.
What this all means, is that the average price for a customer-specced C_Two is over $3.4 MILLION. Or, to put that number in perspective, more than five times the cost of a Ferrari 488 Pista. This got me thinking:
Is it worth it?
I'm not so sure. Yes, the performance is insane (0-96km/h: 1.85* seconds, top speed: 412km/h) but then again, it really should be for the price you're asked to pay. My thoughts? Call me vain, but every time I think "yes, it's brilliant", I catch another glimpse of the droopy face and immediately change my mind. You may think that to be an irrelevant criticism, especially when the rest of the car is so astonishing, however, let me ask you this:
If you ordered your favourite meal and found that it had a minute amount of dog faeces in it, would you still eat it?
Didn't think so.
Would you spend $2,700,000 on the Rimac C_Two? Why? Why not?
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