Watch it execute a four-wheel slide.
The next-generation of the hypercar holy trinity won't be coming from household names. Replacing the sublime machines created by Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche will be the upcoming Rimac C_Two, the Lotus Evija, and Pininfarina Battista, all three of which are high-powered all-electric stunners.
We've already seen the 1,900 horsepower C_Two in action, using its four electric motors to blast around a back road. This incredible hypercar will be capable of rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.86 seconds onto a top speed of 258 mph but Rimac wants to prove that the car is more than just fast. It can also handle well and drift like a rear-wheel-drive car.
The company has posted a clever video featuring the C_Two development team having a meeting in the boardroom. In the video, the group begins talking about increasing the vehicle's full available power and compensating using a torque vectoring algorithm. But founder and CEO Mate Rimac then interjects by saying the car needs to drive and slide well on its own before adding torque vectoring.
Mate Rimac then turns to the company's test driver and tells him to "show me." What follows is an awesome clip showing the C_Two executing a massive tailslide with white smoke pouring from the rear tires. A disclaimer reads, "professional driver with no driver aids."
Rimac wants to ensure that the C_Two handles well on its own and doesn't rely too much on its electronic driver aids. The founder/CEO understands that only a car that can be driven spiritedly without these settings enabled is worthy of being a true hypercar contender. For those will less skill than Rimac's professional test driver, the C_Two will include Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring (R-AWTV), which "unlocks a new level of driver control and experience."