Rimac is extensively testing the C_Two's suspension to ensure it drives like a dream on the road and track.
The Rimac C_Two is not only one of the fastest cars in the world with astonishing acceleration, but it's also an electric GT hypercar designed to be comfortable for long journeys and capable on the racetrack. As the electric hypercar gets closer to production, Rimac has reached the final stages of fine-tuning the suspension to ensure the electric hypercar drives like a dream on the road and track.
Rimac is working with KW Suspension to calibrate the C_Two's suspension system, which has been tested on the road, proving grounds, and racetracks. In a behind the scenes video, we also get to see the C_Two get hooked up to a specialized four-poster rig that bounces the hypercar around to recreate the length of travel, full range of frequencies, and different damper speeds on a road or racetrack.
The controllable suspension features electronically adjustable dampers and active ride height, providing a balanced setup enabling fast acceleration, engaging handling, and comfort over long-distances. Seven sensors are fitted to the front axle that adjust the suspension accordingly. The sensors react so fast that the rear suspension will react before it feels the shock of rapid acceleration.
"The suspension system in the C_Two is the most innovative product that we have at KW suspension, and it's necessary to deliver the broad range of abilities that Mate wants for the C_Two," said Klaus Wohlfarth, Managing Director at KW Suspension.
"We're proud to say that this is the latest partnership between our two brands, and we've worked with Mate since the very beginning 10 years ago when we provided the suspension for his all-electric BMW E30 track car that inspired him to start building his own electric hypercars."
Now that these simulated tests are completed and Rimac is satisfied with the results, the pre-production C_Two will undergo another round of testing on the track to ensure its behavior can be recreated in real driving conditions.
Considering it's been three years since the prototype debuted at Geneva, the production Rimac C_Two has been a long time coming, to say the least. Thankfully, the wait is nearly over as Rimac says the C_Two will be "fully revealed in just a few months."