Mate Rimac published a video of the race between the Rimac C_Two and Porsche Taycan Turbo S on the runway of the airport in Nova Gorica. The C_Two he drove was one of only five prototypes, Rimac said, and announced that he would invite journalists to test it in the coming weeks. Rimac C_Two will not be the official model name, though Rimac said it will be announced soon.
“The car is not finished yet, there is still room for improvement,” he says.
Despite a poor start, Rimac C_Two overtook Porsche and was the first to cross the finish line.
“Of course, not everything is accelerating,” said Rimac and announced significant progress in the car’s performance in the next few weeks.
The Bugatti Chiron currently holds the record with 9.4 seconds for a quarter-mile, while Rimac was just under 9 seconds.
Rimac C_Two is an electric hypercar presented in 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show. ‘A car brought together with technology’, as some have called it, has seen a lot of hype in the automotive world.
According to Rimac, it reaches a speed of 415 kilometers per hour, develops a power of as much as 1914 horsepower, and reaches 100 in less than two seconds, so it is currently one of the cars with the highest acceleration in the world.
The C_Two is unlocked by the face recognition system, and in just half an hour it will charge 80 percent of the battery that drives it.
For the sake of humor, a fire extinguisher has been added to C_Two with the inscription “if driving uphill, put out the fire” as a reference to the famous Grand Tour crash when Richard Hammond was behind the wheel of Rimac’s Concept One.
Rimac Automobili previously announced that they need about eight weeks to produce each prototype, which is twice as fast as the previous production process. In full operation, the factory will be able to produce up to four prototypes per month. This means that the entire batch of 150 should be produced in three years.
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