Rimac Automobili may have just unveiled the best electric vehicle ever at the Geneva Auto Show.
If you haven’t heard of Rimac Automobili, don’t feel too bad. The Croatian electric supercar manufacturer mostly flies under the radar in comparison to regular supercar makers. They also produce and sell electric drivetrains to some of the big boys like Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, and Jaguar.
Back in 2011, Rimac unveiled the Concept_One dubbing it the world’s first all-electric sports car. It had 1,224 hp from four electric motors at each wheel and could go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds. It also had a range of 310 miles when driven economically, which was an astounding feat back in 2011.
Now, at the Geneva Auto Show, Rimac has unveiled their next generation of electric hypercar in the C_Two, and it could very well be the best car in the world, let alone the best electric one.
The C_Two has a combined 1,914 hp from four electric motors at each wheel. Zero to sixty is accomplished in an astounding 1.85 seconds. Top speed 258 mph.
What’s even more astounding is the range. On a single battery charge, the C_Two has a reported range of 404 miles. That’s the longest of any electric car on the road today. Charging is fast too, getting up to 80 percent battery charge in just 30 minutes from a quick charge station.
As one might expect, the car’s body is mostly carbon fiber integrated to a chassis that uses the 120 kWh battery pack for structural rigidity. All-wheel torque vectoring is simple when there’s a motor on each wheel, but stopping a car this powerful also requires some enormous brakes: 15.3-inch carbon ceramic brakes on all four corners.
The technology doesn’t end at performance. The C_Two is expected to have level 4 autonomous driving capabilities. That’s being able to drive in most circumstances without any human input. This is accomplished through advanced AI combined with a sensor suite which includes eight cameras, one or two lidars (guess Rimac just couldn’t decide?), six radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors.
The production run is limited to 150 units, and no pricing has yet to be announced. Expect something this amazing to be somewhere north of seven figures. Maybe very far north.