A pure electric GT hypercar as capable on track as it is crossing continents. A car as bespoke as it is user-friendly. A new breed of hypercar.
Timeless, elegant styling, with form respecting function, the C_Two is completely new and yet unmistakably Rimac. It incorporates the company’s signature ‘tie’ design on the flanks, finessed to suit the car’s dramatic proportions. A feature that is also functional, acting as an air-intake for the rear cooling systems.
A method of entry and egress designed to be as dramatic as it is pragmatic. New butterfly doors not only deliver endless kerbside drama, they also elegantly carve away at the C_Two’s wide sill when open, giving a generous space for sophisticated entry and egress.
With its wide, architectural rear end, the C_Two could never be mistaken for the ordinary. Despite incorporating a wealth of active aerodynamic elements, it remains a coherent graphic, combining both the drama and beauty of a hypercar seamlessly with the cutting edge – shaped by the air itself, forged with technology.
Lightweight, forged alloy wheels feature a unique aerodynamic design that channels cooling air to the carbon-ceramic braking system and ensures smooth airflow down the flanks of the car. The C_Two’s tyres are a bespoke design and compound developed in conjunction with Pirelli, designed to make best use of the car’s characteristics.
High-intensity LED light units front and rear provide the very best in terms of illumination. Each headlight contains a hand-built squadron of 58-LEDs choreographed by a Rimac control unit, equipped with its own ventilation system. And even the rear lights also contain integrated air-outlet tunnels.
A broad, sculptural hood design emphasises the C_Two’s strength and intent and includes active flaps that modify the car’s aerodynamic profile. This provides the kind of low coefficient of aerodynamic drag that allows this hypercar to slice the air like a silent knife, aiding both efficiency and performance
Despite its appearance as fully-integrated into the back of the car, the rear wing adopts varying positions according to dynamic loads – maximising cornering downforce and also allowing for a high top speed – and instantly operates as a full air-brake to stabilise the car under heavy braking.
A fully flat floor and optimised venturi-effect rear valance accelerate airflow underneath the car and remove positive pressure from beneath. Active flaps modify this effect to make the C_Two exceedingly efficient at managing the air it moves through, while channeling cool air to the battery pack cooling systems.
The C_Two features a full carbonfibre monocoque with bonded carbon roof, integrated structural battery pack and rear carbon subframe, with crash structures formed from aluminium and carbonfibre. The result is that it is both light and exceptionally strong.
With its Lithium/Manganese/Nickel chemistry, 6,960 cells and cylindrical 21700 form-factor, the C_Two’s liquid-cooled battery pack holds 120kWh and produces an astonishing 1.4MW of power. Encased in layers of safety and protection systems, the pack is configured to offer the best possible weight distribution to optimise dynamics.
Four electric motors power each individual wheel, giving both four-wheel drive and unprecedented dynamic control. The bespoke dual permanent magnet, oil-cooled electric motors offer instant response, more than 97-percent efficiency, a near-limitless and maintenance-free operating life and maximum torque from zero rpm.
While a pair of single-speed gearboxes apply drive to the front wheels, a pair of two-speed gearboxes – again, one for each rear wheel – allow the C_Two to make use of its prodigious torque to produce both mind-blowing acceleration and a true hypercar top speed.
The C_Two can load selected racetracks into its on-board systems via the ‘Driving Coach’ function, offering clear and precise guidance on racing lines, braking/acceleration points and steering inputs. A virtual driving coach with a very practical application and learning experience.
R-AWTV replaces traditional ESP and TCS and enables infinitely variable dynamic responses by finessing the amount of torque to each wheel. This configurable drivetrain allows for minute calibration of behaviour, from rear-biased, driftable sportscar to a machine that can meter traction perfectly on slippery surfaces.
From advanced ADAS features, facial recognition in lieu of a key, voice control and beautifully animated graphics, the car also features an M2M system monitors over 500 channels of telemetry – which can then be accessed and interrogated in real time via mobile app or laptop.
Unique AI-enabled ADAS functions: from collision risk prediction allied to automatic braking and evasive control, to blind-spot monitoring, to lane-keep assist and fully adaptive cruise control including traffic pilot functionality. The car will even adapt according to the prevalent weather conditions, changing strategy during, for example, fog or heavy rain.
All of this is possible thanks to eight on-board cameras, a pair of lidar, six radar emitters, twelve ultrasonic sensors, as well as an exceptionally precise global positioning system and IMU sensor for autonomous driving. Indeed, the C_Two may well be the most sensitive and connected series car in the world.
A unique and bespoke set of interfaces have the ability to monitor every aspect of the car’s performance via live telemetry animations or graphs, or simply browse through a library of music, Rimac’s systems provide convenience and intuitive usability.
The C_Two features a triplet of high-definition TFT screens, which present as much, or as little, information as the driver decides is relevant. As well as the convenience of touchscreens, an owner can nevertheless complete every function of the car via billet aluminium rotary controls and switches.
A secondary screen displays the car’s current functionality direct to the passenger via a dedicated ‘co-driver’s display’, overlaying on-board datalogging to the screen graphics – a sophisticated semi-gaming experience not seen before in a production car.
Gorgeous billet rotary controls for major and most-used functions: switching through driving modes, controlling the amount of torque sent to the back wheels in ten percent increments, gear selecting and start/stop.
With generous space for two occupants and their luggage, the C_Two is designed as a true grand tourer. A situation made possible by the car’s generous range of 650km. With every wheel and button milled from billet aluminium, the experience of interaction in the C_Two is profoundly satisfying.
Wide, generous doors provide an easy access space for any type of driver and passenger – even when wearing racing helmets. The doors take with them part of the car’s sill structure and roof – meaning the C_Two’s occupants are able to sit into the car, rather than clambering in over an awkward sill.
With fully electrically-adjustable sports seats and steering column as standard, the C_Two is more than capable of accommodating any type of driver or passenger with ease, whether touring or on track.
The C_Two comes equipped with everything you may need for longer trips: oddments storage, wireless phone charging and luggage space. The generous trunk in the rear of the vehicle can even be configured in a variety of specifications, according to the customer’s wishes.
Penned by in-house team at Rimac, the graceful, agile form of the C_Two features timeless, elegant styling. Following simple aesthetic rules based around balanced efficiency, the car is neither aggressive nor passive – but somewhere in-between. A delicate network of performance, efficiency and beauty.
With every aspect of the C_Two produced on-site at Rimac’s facility, the carbonfibre elements – including the chassis and bodywork – are a perfect fit. With such manufacturing control and in-house research and development, this also allows details of the car to be produced to the customer’s exact specification.
Thousands of exotic metal, carbonfibre and electronic pieces of this intricate jigsaw are produced, tested and fitted – even the jigs and tooling for each individual piece are produced on-site – to provide the kind of quality that Rimac demands. All under one roof on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia.
Price estimate: from 1,700,000 Euros, available from 2020 only 50 to be produced.
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