Because Rimac's electric supercar clearly isn’t already extreme enough.
At next year's 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Rimac will reveal the final production version of the revolutionary C_Two electric supercar. We know it won't be called the C_Two, but it remains to be seen if it will be more powerful than the original prototype.
Not that the Rimac C_Two needs any more power, considering it already has 1,914 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric supercar to achieve 0-62 mph in less than two seconds. With this level of performance, you would think that Rimac wants to set a new Nurburgring lap record with the C_Two.
This isn't the case, however, as company founder Mate Rimac explained to Top Gear how some of the Croatian automaker's design decisions make the car "more usable" as a daily driver.
"We've made some choices [with this car], like having electric power seats and more usable, everyday tires, not something like Trofeo Rs," Rimac told the publication. "So we can't break the record of the VW ID R, or the Nio EP9, both of which are racecars." Instead, Rimac will build a track-focused variant of the C_Two that could be used to conquer the Green Hell. Yes, the Rimac C_Two is going to get even more hardcore.
"Future variants of the car will be more track-focused, so maybe we'll go for the record. Definitely we are thinking about this kind of stuff," said Rimac.
Rimac added that the C_Two has been tested at different circuits but has yet to tackle the Nurburgring. But the company founder asserts that the C_Two was never designed to set lap records. "It's not built to be the fastest car around there," he said. "But you can have fun there. In the end, what customers like is not being one second quicker around the 'Ring, but having fun in the car, not just on the track but – safely – on the road too."