The company now has a second production line.
The famed hypercar holy trinity from Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche is set to be eclipsed by a new all-electric hypercar trio from Lotus, Pininfarina, and Rimac. One of these cars, the 2020 Rimac C_Two, has been inching ever closer towards production and now the Croatian carmaker has just announced that its development process is about to be sped up with a second production line.
The new production line has been added to Rimac's existing facility in Veliko Trgovisce, Croatia, where the electric hypercar will eventually be built. Having another line will help Rimac speed up the validation and crash testing process for worldwide homologation.
With two production lines, Rimac says it will now take just five weeks to assemble the C_Two, cutting the time in half compared to the next production stage. This will allow the company to build four final production cars per month once it reaches full capacity. The build process itself takes just five weeks but that does not include the production of other components and systems, which are produced in-house and delivered to the assembly line.
The second production line will be split up into five zones. Zone one involves the bonding of the brackets and fixing points onto the monocoque while the following zones add other pieces to the car. Sub-assemblies such as the powertrain and the dashboard are assembled elsewhere and delivered completed to the assembly line.
"We have worked hard to bring the C_Two to the stage where it is now, and we want our customers all over the world to be able to experience the thrill of a 1,914 hp all-electric hypercar. The only way we can do that is through a strict crash testing process requiring many different prototypes, each of which has its own purpose. While some cars will go straight from the production line to the crash testing facility, others will be used for different validation tests before hitting the wall," says company founder and CEO, Mate Rimac. "Only a handful of prototypes will not be crashed during this program. As we are ramping up prototype production, this new line is an absolutely necessary investment to streamline the process, and it'll help us as we begin to deliver customer cars from next year."
The production C_Two will have a promised top speed of 258 mph with a 0-60 mph time of just 1.9 seconds. As you'd expect from a car of this pedigree, pricing is expected to be high with a starting MSRP of around $2 million.