We also now know when customer deliveries for the production Rimac C_Two will start.
The Rimac C_Two was one of the star debuts at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, the revolutionary electric supercar has faced competition from the likes of the Pininfarina Battista and Lotus Evija. At next year's 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March, Rimac will finally unveil the final production C_Two, which will have a new name.
To make sure it lives up to expectations, Rimac has been putting the C_Two prototype through its paces over the last month. New photos released by the Croatian automaker show the prototype C_Two wearing a blue camouflaged livery at the Nardo Technical Center in Southern Italy, which the automaker describes as "one of the most important proving grounds in the world."
Rimac is using the testing ground to evaluate and refine the C_Two's driving dynamics, steering feel, suspension setup, and tires. Testing will continue here and in other locations around the world to "fine-tune every aspect of the car" before the launch of the final production car. Rimac has also confirmed that customer deliveries for the production C_Two will begin at the end of next year.
Compared to the prototype model that debuted in Geneva last year, the production Rimac C_Two will feature a less complex single-speed automatic transmission thanks to improvements made to the electric motor design. In contrast, the prototype featured a two-speed dual-clutch unit. Production is expected to begin by the end of 2020, with 40-50 examples rolling off the assembly line each year.
It isn't clear yet if the production C_Two will be more powerful than the prototype. Not that it needs any more power, however, since the prototype featured four electric motors producing a combined 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque, enabling the C_Two to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 1.85 seconds and 0-186 mph in 11.8 seconds.
Despite its neck-snapping performance, the C_Two delivers a driving range of 342 miles based on the WLTP cycle, while a luxurious cabin will ensure the electric supercar is easy to live with on a daily basis.