See How Richard Hammond’s Wreck Influenced Rimac C_Two

MAR 9 2018 BY DOMINIK WILDE 8

Rimac C_Two

The Croatian brand’s second car was shown at Geneva this week.

Rimac unveiled its second production car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the C_Two, and like the original, it’s a head-turning, electric supercar that no normal person is ever likely to afford.

But it’s not the car’s good looks, crazy performance, or seven-figure price tag that has everybody talking. Last year, while filming The Grand Tour, presenter Richard Hammond crashed a Rimac Concept_One at a hill climb in Switzerland. The incident resulted in a huge fire, destroying the car which was one of just 10 built (eight standard cars and two S models).

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Well, following that, Rimac has slipped a cheeky little easter egg into its new car. This time around, the C_Two is fitted with a fire extinguisher, which is held in place by a leather strap which reads “in case of hill climb, extinguish fire.”

Tribute To Hammond

Ever the joker, Hammond took the subtle trolling well, telling Drivetribe: “I’m delighted. I’ve always wanted to have a real influence in car design. And now I have.”

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Rimac may have had a laugh with its new car, but it is still very much a serious piece of kit. With 1,888 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet (2,300 Newton-meters) of torque, it can rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) in just 1.85 seconds making it the quickest road car in history and nearly a second faster than the old car. Top speed is an equally hypersonic 256 mph (412 kph), while its range is a surprisingly good 404 miles (605 kilometers).

In the looks department, Rimac seems to have gone for function over form – we don’t think it’s as pretty as the car it replaces, with a number of fins and vents disrupting the car’s smooth lines. The wheels also look like they’ve come off a late-2000s F1 car and are clearly designed to influence the airflow around the car and help with brake cooling too. You can compare the old Concept_One with the C_Two below.

Inside, the C_Two is more space shuttle than supercar. Digital displays are dotted all over the cockpit, which is trimmed with suede and carbon fiber. Two big displays – one in front of the driver and one in the centre console stand out, while there are smaller ones for controlling things like the climate control.

Just 150 C_Twos will be built, fifteen times more than the Concept_One, but despite the increased production numbers, don’t expect the price tag to have any less than seven figures in it.

Source: Drivetribe

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8 Comments on "See How Richard Hammond’s Wreck Influenced Rimac C_Two"

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Benedictus
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Benedictus

Ramping up production to a 150 pieces, that’s like Tesla Model 3 territory… 😉

Mikael
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Mikael

150 a day production rate for that beautiful car. Not bad, not bad at all.

I assume that is what you meant?

VazzedUp
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VazzedUp

150 Total production run

Mikael
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Mikael

Sorry, I forgot some kind of notion of sarcasm or rather obvious misinterpretation of the OPs comment.

OP comparing 150 units in total to the Model 3 getting closer to 4,5k a month (150 per day) and increasing is just silly.

Benedictus
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Benedictus

Sarcasm intended.

Just referring to all the BS/haters around the Model 3 ramp up issues. Model 3 is ramping up great in my book. Most produced and sold electric car in the US at the moment, Tesla is doing an amazing job.

Rimac is also doing an amazing job by the way. Just very differently.

Chipper6
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Chipper6

Hope they put as much effort in improving the safety of thier high voltage system as they did on cosmetics…

Some Guy
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Some Guy

That’s a pretty great gag. Glad to see that Rimac and The Hamster both have a good sense of humor about that accident.

VazzedUp
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VazzedUp

“You can compare the old Concept_One with the C_Two below.”
Really, think you forgot to upload a pic