Next on the agenda is crashing the thing.
Rimac is poised to become one of the world's greatest electric car manufacturers, having just secured an even larger investment from Porsche that will guarantee the Croatian start-up's long-term success. The brand has also recently opened a gorgeous showroom in Shanghai, and with rumors that Bugatti could soon be bought by Rimac, things are looking up on all fronts. But what most of us are interested in is the development of the Rimac C_Two electric hypercar. We're pleased to report that all seems well, and the car has just completed extreme weather testing at a specialized facility. Now, it's ready for regulators to test its crashworthiness.
In the above tests, Rimac's engineers are evaluating the car's climate control system in a climatic chamber, where the C_Two's compressors, pumps, and fans were subjected to extreme temperatures and atmospheric conditions to ensure that they can handle extreme cold and extreme heat - without the car ever needing to be driven in various countries. Firstly, the chamber is heated to over 118 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the car is swelteringly hot, the engineers activate the A/C to ensure that it can cool the car quickly and efficiently, thus ensuring that the car can handle the heat of Dubai and other hot climates.
Next, the reverse was done, with the chamber cooled all the way to -4 degrees Fahrenheit, with ice developing on the windows and all over the surface of the car. In order to pass European testing, the car needed to defrost certain sections of the windshield within a certain time period, and Rimac says that the electric hypercar exceeded all expectations in this regard. The car you see in the video will now be sent for further crash testing, meaning that this prototype will never drive again. However, at the time of the climatic tests, it was a fully functioning car that engineers could drive to the chamber. We therefore shouldn't have much longer to wait before the production version is revealed.