It just built six "pre-series" cars.
Rimac put the supercar world on notice with the Concept_One, and next year, the Croatian carmaker will release the sequel. The 2022 Rimac C_Two has undergone extensive testing as it prepares to start production in 2021. Rimac has already shown the car being tested on the racetrack and revealed the $2 million electric supercar undergoing crash testing.
The C_Two will be hand-constructed on one of two state-of-the-art assembly lines, both of which helped push out 12 experimental and validation prototype models. Rimac is now inching closer towards the finished product, with the assembly line recently building six near-production, pre-series vehicles.
Rimac says the six pre-series vehicles feature fit and finish, driveability, and reliability that is nearly on par with the production-spec cars. These cars will only require minor modifications following final durability and reliability testing. Rimac built the six pre-series cars to participate in final homologation tests, durability tests, trim experimentation, NVH tweaking, and global product evaluation. After these six, Rimac will start building customer cars.
Each pre-series car took around eight weeks to build. Assembly of the cars themselves takes only five weeks, but Rimac begins building many of the components and systems in-house three weeks earlier. These components are then delivered to the assembly line to be installed on the cars.
"We're creating an entirely new type of performance vehicle with the C_Two. After thousands of virtual simulation hours, years of design and engineering, and many rough and ready prototypes, it's a very special feeling to see pre-series cars now making their way up our production line. This is the clearest sign yet that the C_Two is almost here, and we can't wait to deliver the cars to our customers in 2021 and to showcase them all over the world."
The C_Two boasts a staggering 1,914 horsepower, yielding insane performance estimates: a 0-62 mph time under two seconds, 0-100 mph time in 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 258 mph. Through rigorous testing, the production car may actually exceed these predictions.