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Rimac C_Two: The all-electric hypercar that wants to drive itself

Published: 07 March 2018

► Follow up to Concept One
► Level 4 autonomous capability
► 20 being made

A few months ago, Rimac teased us with details of a second supercar, and at the Geneva motor show 2018, it finally took the wraps of its latest creation. Called the C_Two - not the Rimac Concept Two as we were expecting – the new hypercar is fast, ridiculous – and apparently autonomous, too.

So what’re the specs?

At most motors shows, engine figures seem to become meaningless – and that’s probably thanks to cars like the Rimac C_Two. According to the EV maker, the C_Two’s four electric motors can develop a total of 1,887bhp and around 1,700lb ft of torque. Like we said, these numbers are almost meaningless now.


Read our guide to the best electric cars and EVs

As for getting that power on the road? The C_Two uses a single-speed transmission to put power down from the front wheels, while teach rear wheel has its own dedicated two-speed gearbox. The result? A theoretical top speed of 258mph, and a 0-62mph dash time of just 1.97 seconds. If you need it - and it’s unlikely you will – the Rimac can also go from standing to 100mph in just 4.3 seconds. With those figures, the Rimac C_Two may end up being one of the fastest cars – as well as EVs – in the world.


Self-driving hypercars?

However, the Rimac also has a eight cameras, a lidar, six radars, and twelve ultrasonic sensors stuffed into its 1950kg chassis. What’s that doing in a hypercar you ask? Well, it’s making the Rimac C_Two ready for Level 4 autonomy – not something you’d usually expect in a supercar.

Read our guide to the different levels of autonomy, here

As for how much it’ll cost and when it’ll be here, we don't know yet – but we’ll update this article when we find out.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR magazine's new online editor and tech lover

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