The tests will help the team fine-tune the hypercar's active aerodynamic systems.
Rimac is getting closer and closer to the release of its second production vehicle, the C_Two all-electric hypercar. Towards the end of last year, the Croatian company built six pre-series examples of the C_Two that were said to be near production-ready. Now, Rimac has shared a new video showcasing the final aerodynamic testing of the C_Two in a wind tunnel. These tests followed a fascinating assessment of the car's electromagnetic emissions.
The three main areas that the engineers assessed were cooling performance, the car's efficiency, and the advanced active aerodynamic systems that the C_Two has been equipped with. The video spans a two-year timeline and different generations of C_Two prototypes.
Capable of speeds exceeding 250 mph, it's especially important for the team to analyze the C_Two's stability and downforce at these velocities. The wind tunnel testing will help the team decide on the correct size and angle of the automatically deploying rear wing, for instance, along with the optimal positioning of the diffuser flap.
This hypercar will also be equipped with intelligent underbody flaps and an active front splitter, components that perform different jobs depending on how fast the C_Two is going. Thousands of simulations were run for the C_Two, with each simulation model comprising 120 million elements.
The numbers that define the C_Two are truly mind-blowing. Its electric powertrain develops 1,914 horsepower and it'll be able to reach 62 mph in less than two seconds and 100 mph in 4.3 seconds. It's got staying power too, though. Along with a claimed 258-mph top speed, the C_Two is said to be able to lap the Nurburgring twice with no drop in performance.
With the continuous improvements made by the team - aerodynamic efficiency was improved by 34 percent - it may even be quicker than initial claims. Interested customers with the wherewithal to afford this $2 million piece of exotica will be happy to know that the C_Two isn't sold out just yet, despite rumors to the contrary.