2020 Rimac C-TWO

The Rimac C_Two is a pure electric GT hypercar as capable on track as it is crossing continents. A car as bespoke as it is user-friendly. Configurable, personal and extremely powerful representing what is possible when true innovation and enthusiasm is allowed free rein. Building on the knowledge gleaned from the brilliantly powerful Rimac Concept_One, the all-new Rimac C_Two combines the very best materials and bespoke technology to produce anything each revolutionary and eminently useable, with performance and character that elevates the genre. There is – quite literally – no other car like it.

Design

Designed by Rimac’s in-house group and created completely from scratch with all-new, groundbreaking technologies – the Rimac C_Two functions a full carbonfibre monocoque with bonded carbon roof integrated battery pack and merged rear carbon subframe. Crash structures are formed from aluminium, and the body by itself is pure carbonfibre, with the result that it is each relatively light and extremely strong. Double wishbone suspension with electronically-controlled dampers and active peak adjustment provide a sleek and comfortable ride, with 4 electric motors powering every individual wheel providing each four-wheel drive and unprecedented levels of powerful control. And while a pair of impartial single-speed gearboxes apply drive to the front wheels, a pair of impartial two-speed, gearboxes – one for every rear wheel – allow the C_Two to make use of its prodigious torque to produce each mind-blowing acceleration and true hypercar top speed.

Carefully integrated into the graceful, agile form are a variety of active elements, from flaps in the hood that alter the Rimac C_Two’s aerodynamic profile to a rear wing that adopts different positions according to powerful loads and operates as a full air-brake to stabilise the car under large braking. A smooth floor and active rear venturi also ensure that the Rimac C_Two is each aerodynamically efficient and stable at pace – again necessary with a car capable of this kind of outrageous numbers. Even the lightweight forged wheels have an aerodynamic function ensuring that the braking program is fed with cooling air while permitting sleek airflow down the flanks of the car at speed. Various cooling stations are also animate, to ensure the best possible efficiency and performance at all times.

Electronic Control System

Rimac’s own suite of electronic control systems means that full torque-vectoring is available (and necessary!) to harness 1,914 hp (1,408 kW) of power and 2,300 Nm of torque – two and a half times the torque output of a contemporary hypercar. R-AWTV (Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring) replaces traditional Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control systems and enables infinitely variable powerful responses, from full grip to extended drifting capability to satisfy even the most demanding of drivers. With this kind of power comes responsibility: The Rimac C_Two is equipped with the latest braking technology. In addition to a maximum regenerative braking of 150 kW, large 390mm Brembo CCMR carbon ceramic brake discs and six-piston calipers feature on each the front and rear axles, permitting for fade-free, powerful deceleration.

Speed

With a top pace of 258 mph (412 km/h), a zero to 60mph time of 1.85 seconds and a zero to 100 mph (161 km/h) time of 4.3, the Rimac C_Two makes devastating use of the instant-torque available to an electric vehicle and the traction created possible by the unique drivetrain and bespoke Pirelli tyres. More than that, the Rimac C_Two maintains its eye-widening acceleration throughout a full-throttle cycle, achieving 186 mph (300 km/h) from rest in just 11.8 seconds. Such shattering ability equates to a quarter-mile time of just 9.1 seconds – a figure usually only associated with specialist racing machinery.

Yet the Rimac C_Two is a comfortable, bespoke GT car that has a 650 km range (NEDC), can be charged to 80-percent capacity in less than 30 minutes, and has been designed to be used hard, frequently and reliably. This is no fragile thoroughbred; new and innovative liquid-cooled thermal management systems mean that this is a car capable of two full laps of the notorious Nürburgring at full power – with a negligible drop in performance.

It continues to be a vital aspect of a true hypercar that, no matter how extreme the performance, it must usually engage and excite the driver. The C_Two functions a triplet of high-definition TFT displays (cluster, central screen and co-driver’s display), which present as much, or as small information as required.

Gorgeously tactile billet aluminium rotary controls and switches – such as three displays with rotating control – provide a resolutely analogue really feel tailored to make use of cutting-edge digital technology. From the cockpit, the driver can monitor aspect of the car’s performance with real-time telemetry – downloadable to a laptop or smartphone for later review.

As part of the suite of electronics that comes with sophisticated autonomous capability the Driving Coach configuration in the Rimac C_Two is capable of overlaying selected race tracks in real-time, offering clear and exact audio visual and direct assistance on racing outlines braking/acceleration points and steering inputs. A near-gaming experience, with real-world excitement.

Rimac C Two AI system

The same artificial cleverness will provide intervention and active safety as ‘ADAS’ (advanced driver-assistance system) while on the road: collision risk prediction combined with emergency braking and evasive control, to blind-spot monitoring lane-keep assist and fully adaptive cruise control such as traffic pilot functionality. AI capabilities are enabled by the state-of-art NVIDIA hardware.

However, the Rimac C_Two is, at its coronary heart usually a driver’s car, capable of engaging and thrilling anyone, from novice to skilled racer. It is incredibly user-friendly, incredibly effective and stuffed with unique character. Even the ownership experience is in contrast to any other, because the ownership of a Rimac C_Two is more than just the buying of an object. It is the start of an intimate connection with a brand. Once a customer has purchased a Rimac, they are invited into the family. A established of customization options is available, designed and created in-house to make any Rimac C_Two as totally individual as the owner, and with the manufacturing procedure on-site at Rimac’s facility, anything is possible.

Technical Specifications

General: All-electric two-seat supercar
Number of units: Limited to 150 units
Homologation: Full global certification such as USA
Performance
Power: 1.408 kW / 1.914 hp
Motor torque: 2.300 Nm
Wheel torque 1st gear: 17.047 Nm
Wheel torque 2nd gear: 8.227 Nm
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 1,85 seconds
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 1,97 seconds
Acceleration 0-300 km/h: 11,8 seconds
1/4 mile time: 9,1 seconds
Leading speed: 412 km/h / 258 mph
Range: 650 km NEDC
Chassis and structure
Structure: Carbon-fibre monocoque with integrated structural battery pack and bonded carbonfibre roof. Structural reinforcements and crumple-zones for front, rear and side-impact. Carbon-fibre rear subframe. Front and rear aluminium crash structures.
Suspension: Double-A-arm wishbone suspension with electronically adjustable dampers and active ride-height.
Front brakes: CCMR 390mm 6-piston
Rear brakes: CCMR 390mm 6-piston
Powertrain
Powertrain: 4 impartial permanent-magnet electric motors, four-wheel drive with software-controlled torque vectoring.
Rear gearboxes: Two impartial two-speed gearboxes
Front gearboxes: Two impartial single-speed gearboxes
Cooling: 7 impartial cooling systems – all fans and pumps operating on 48V
Battery
Capacity: 120 kWh
Chemistry: Lithium Manganese Nickel
Cell format: Cylindrical, 21700 form-factor
Number of cells: 6960
Maximum voltage: 720V
Cooling: Liquid
Fast charge: 250 kW DC Combo (<30 min 0-80% SoC) On-board charging: 3-phase 22 kW Aerodynamics Active elements: Front diffusors, rear diffusor, rear wing, bonnet turning vane, underbody inlets and outlets Cd in low-drag mode: 0,28 Control: Central control program coordinating torque vectoring, active aerodynamics and suspension Safety Airbags: Driver airbag (Steering wheel) Passenger airbag Side airbag (lamella bag installed in the door at buckle line) Seatbelt (complete system) Airbag control unit (ECU) and crash sensors Active safety: Collision risk prediction and Automatic Emergency Braking with evasive control (steering and motion planning) for collision avoidance Dynamic systems: Torque Vectoring with traction control and stability control, integrated with hydraulic ESP and ABS system. Structural: Pre-preg monocoque passanger cell with aluminum and carbon-fibre crash structures and deformation zones. ADAS 8x cameras (including front stereo vision) 1 or 2 Lidar 6x radars 12 ultrasonic Dimensions Lenght: 4750 mm Width: 1986 mm Height: 1208 mm Wheelbase: 2745 mm Weight: 1.950 kg
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