Index.hr reports that the pre-series production phase began in December.
“Eyes on the future. With the start of the pre-series vehicle production in December, we are advancing towards the series production of the C_Two in 2021. The pre-series cars will have a fit and finish, drivability, and reliability that is nearly production-ready. They will be used for further minor tweaks, homologation tests, durability tests, trim experimentation, NVH tweaking, and global product evaluation. It’s an important year ahead of us. We appreciate your support every step of the way!” Rimac announced on Facebook on January 2, 2021.
“Walking around here and finally, after ten years of blood, sweat, and tears, seeing it all come together – what a feeling. Pre-series production ramping up and getting ready for customer cars,” Mate Rimac revealed on his personal Facebook account on Thursday, January 14.
Mate Rimac wrote on Facebook that he would produce numerous cars in this line this year if everything goes according to plan.
The assembly of each C_Two car will take approximately five weeks, halving the production time compared to the principle of static production outside the production line, used by some other supersport car manufacturers. The new process at full capacity will enable the construction of four final production vehicles per month.
However, at Rimac, the production process begins before the assembly of finished components on the line, since many components and systems are produced in the factory in Sveta Nedelja and Veliko Trgovišće, after which it is delivered to the vehicle assembly line.
The new production line is divided into five main zones. It begins with the attachment of all brackets and attachment points to the vehicle’s carbon construction – the so-called monocoque chassis. The two technicians at each subsequent station then proceed to assemble the car piece by piece. Subassemblies such as the powertrain, dashboard or front radiator, and other parts are manufactured and prepared off-line, as part of Rimac Automobili’s production facilities. They are delivered complete for installation on the vehicle assembly line.
The complete homologation process without any shortcuts, from the first concepts, through complete prototypes to cars on the road, is a three-year process. With the introduction of the new production line, Rimac Automobili will deliver the first cars to customers in 2021, unlike the original plan before the COVID-19 crisis, which foresaw deliveries in 2020. The final design and name of the vehicle will be revealed this year.
The German TV channel Welt also made a documentary about the origin of the model.
“We’re working hard to design the car the way we envisioned it – a new type of hypercar that provides extreme electric drive performance and a new driving experience for the driver. At the same time, it will be a technical masterpiece from an engineering point of view. C_Two will have a new driving experience, high communicative handling, and first-class dynamics that will define our new car. We want this car to be intuitive and usable, but at the same time, sharp and capable. The testing and tuning process is crucial to ensure that our promises are met. Driving the C_Two will be something completely different,” said Rimac.
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