This page is for personal, non-commercial use. BBC is a trademark of the British Broadcasting Corporation. *, Top Gear’s Top 9: the best manual gearshifts you can buy right now, McLaren's new hybrid supercar is called the Artura, Cyan P1800 review: the 414bhp Volvo restomod, Renault Captur E-Tech review: the F1-inspired PHEV crossover. This is because Rimac is abandoning the planned two-speed in favor of a simpler, lighter, and more reliable single-ratio gearbox, modifying the C_Two, Once rolling, Rix says the hypercar explodes forward with as much force as one would expect, but since this particular. It exists now, not in three years’ time. If these numbers prove to be accurate, then Croatia’s super-EV will enter a very exclusive speed club occupied by the likes of the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera RS. But there’s more tech. The fastest cars in the world. It’s more powerful, faster, goes further on a charge, and terrifyingly clever. On-board cameras with facial recognition have not only dispensed with the need for a key – the car simply looks at your face before deciding to open the butterfly doors and start the powertrain – but Rimac says the car can also read your moods. Meanwhile, the car is watching the heavens. And deserve to be. Top Gear and Grand Tour host Richard Hammond destroyed one in 2017 by accidentally driving it … This is the C_Two, successor to the Concept_One electric hypercar. A drop down menu will appear. The rear wing adopts multiple positions for low-drag and high-downforce, working in tandem with a flat underbelly and Venturi tunnels. Rimac is claiming v-max at 258mph. Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "allow this site" or similar. It's a relative bargain because it's an exceptionally rare car that also happens to be a significant milestone in Rimac's history. There’s all the usual lane assist this and auto-braking that (usual for luxury saloons that is, not 250mph hypercars) and Rimac says each hour spent in the car generates 6 gigabytes of data. You still haven't turned off your adblocker or allowed our site. drove didn’t feature torque vectoring, and that’s because Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac wanted the C_Two to offer very good “passive” handling. It built eight examples of this electric hypercar, and one is unexpectedly listed for sale in New York City. Apparently, if you’re getting ratty, the car will soften its ride and play soothing music to calm you down. It was scheduled to make its debut at the canceled 2020 edition of the Geneva auto show, and the company took advantage of this setback to continue fine-tuning the car. Power comes from a four-motor electric drivetrain that develops 1,224 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. Although its final specifications have yet to be announced, the concept that previewed it offered 1,914 horsepower, 1,696 pound-feet of torque, a 1.8-second sprint to 62 mph, and a 258-mph top speed. This is because Rimac is abandoning the planned two-speed in favor of a simpler, lighter, and more reliable single-ratio gearbox, modifying the C_Two prototype’s transmission controller similarly. Rather than beat the road into submission with active traction management and suspension systems, Rimac wants its all-electric hypercar to handle well all on its own, then to improve performance further with technology. Top Gear, YouTube. And free is good, right? Thanks for subscribing. On the 10th of June, 2017, while filming for an episode of the second series of the Amazon Prime motoring show The Grand Tour, presenter Richard Hammond was involved in an accident while participating in a hill-climb event in Switzerland. It also looks great, if less concepty than the Concept One (as comprehensively crashed by a former TopGear … Curiously, however, the prototype Rimac that Top Gear drove didn’t feature torque vectoring, and that’s because Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac wanted the C_Two to offer very good “passive” handling. Rimac Automobili is a technology powerhouse manufacturing electric hypercars and providing full technology solutions to global automotive manufacturers. And don’t presume it runs out of puff once past three figures. This website is made by BBC Studios Distribution. ©2020 Verizon Media. The C_Two reportedly boasts 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kilowatts) and 1,696 pound-feet (2,300 newton-meters), courtesy of four individual electric motors that also provide torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. Pick your jaw up off the keyboard, and tell us: what do you think? Scary tech. Spotted the twin crash helmet stowage in the rear cargo bay? That viral TikTok star who got a free Nissan Frontier from Ocean Spray? Exotic car specialist and official Rimac dealer Manhattan Motorcars added a Concept_One, accidentally driving it off a mountain road. The acceleration of the C_Two was a bit blunted by a two-speed transmission that was locked in second gear, according to the video. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy. The front wheels individually use a single-speed gearbox each, while the use of twin two-speed gearboxes at the rear makes for a truly terrifying top speed. Rimac reckons its new flagship will see off 0-186mph in 11.8 seconds. He traded it for a Silverado. Rimac claims the C_Two’s four electric motors develop a combined 1,914hp (1,887bhp) and 1,696lb ft – or 2,300Nm in new money. You must have JavaScript enabled to experience the new Autoblog. Despite a completely carbon fibre chassis (with integrated batteries), carbon crash structures and carbon panels, the C_Two is no lightweight – it’s a 1,950kg machine. Since Rimac has only built eight Concept Ones and this one was a customer car (just like the one we rode in), the number of Rimacs out there is now down to seven. Vehicles most likely to hit 300,000 miles, Cars most likely to have major powertrain problems, Top 10 brands with the lowest average repair cost to fix a check engine light, Top 10 brands least likely to flash a check engine light. And rather beautiful, in a futuristic kind of way. The acceleration of the C_Two was a bit blunted by a two-speed transmission that was locked in second gear, according to the video. Unlike his Vampire Dragster crash a few years earlier, … You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com. All rights reserved. Rather than beat the road into submission with active traction management and suspension systems, Rimac wants its all-electric hypercar to handle well all on its own, then to improve performance further with technology. Check out the latest rimac automobile concept one review, news, specifications, prices, photos and videos articles on top speed! Vehicle Imagery licensed from EVOX Images, were able to score some time behind the wheel. Concept_One at Goodwood Festival of speed . 16 August, 2017 . Please follow the instructions below to enable JavaScript in your browser. The Rimac C_Two EV hypercar, which was first revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, is currently in the prototype phase, and the lucky folks at Top Gear … 150 units will be built. Top Gear’s Jack Rix seems to think the tactic is working, saying in his video review that the Rimac drives quite a bit lighter than its estimated 4,400-pound (2,000-kilogram) curb weight would suggest.