Here are the most recent updates on the Rimac C_Two hypercar

Mate Rimac is surely taking his time with the development of the road-legal car based on the stunning Rimac C_Two. The thing is, the Croatian upstart is also taking its time when it comes to finding a name for the all-electric hypercar. As it turns out, Mr. Rimac and his marketing staff will change the C_Two name into something else, but at this point, we don’t know what that might be. What’s more, they don’t have the slightest idea either.

The street version of the Rimac C_Two doesn’t have a name yet

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There’s really not much time left before the 2020 Geneva Motor Show kicks off next March and for some carmakers, it sure looks like a race against the clock to get their cars locked and loaded to take the stage. Croatia’s Rimac is one of them.

Speaking to Autocar about the progress he’s been making with the all-electric hypercar,

Mate Rimac admitted that the production model that would stem from the C_Two prototype is yet to be baptized.
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“I can’t tell you what it’s called yet. We haven’t decided yet.” - Mate Rimac on the C_Two's official name

Despite the lack of info on this front, we can still take something from Mr. Rimac’s statement, and that’s the fact that applying the finishing touches on the go-fast EV is proving to be a straining task that hasn’t allowed the team to focus on details such as the nameplate.

Rimac had to adapt and adjust on the go

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According to the same source, Mate Rimac’s engineers had to switch from the two-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to a single-speed unit that’s less complex, a result that came after the carmaker was able to make “progress with electric motor design.” That’s certainly encouraging, especially since Rimac plans to show the road-going hypercar at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show as well as “build around 25 pre-production prototypes” before 2019 draws to an end.

We also know the hypercar’s curb weight, which will be of roughly 1,950 kilograms (4,299 pounds).

Coincidentally or not, that's pretty close to the Bugatti Chiron’s 1,996 kilograms (4,400 pounds) but it surely doesn’t sound like a lightweight build.

Before you put on the unimpressed face, though, remember that the battery packs alone tip the scales at around 700 kilograms (1,543 pounds). Perhaps even more important for some potential buyers, Mate Rimac has given his reassurances that the road-legal version will “be spacious, allow easy access, and be generally ‘liveable’ with.”

Are there any drivetrain changes except for the gearbox setup?

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No, there aren’t and in case they do exist, Rimac hasn’t made them public at the time of writing.

As things stand right now, the C_Two will still make 1,408 kilowatts (1,914 horsepower) and 2300 Newton-meters (1,696 pound-feet) of instant torque courtesy of four independent permanent-magnet electric motors

. The e-motors are fed by a 120-kWh battery pack that is said to offer a maximum range of 340 miles measured on the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test) cycle. Assisting the driver in the quest for more chills down the spine safely while driving the C_Two is a torque-vectoring feature that includes traction control and stability control, as well as a hydraulic ESP setup and the good old ABS.

Rimac C_Two Performance And Powertrain
Battery Pack Capacity 120 kWh
Range Per Charge 340 miles
Electric Motors four
Combined Horsepower 1,914
Torque 1,696 pound-feet
0-60 mph 1.85 seconds
Top Speed 260 mph
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The hypercar’s structure revolves around a prepreg monocoque passenger cell.

(Prepreg is the term for reinforcing fabric by impregnating it with a special resin) and aluminum and carbon-fiber crash structures and crumple zones. Rimac also plans to use an active suspension setup as well as active aerodynamic bits and bobs for the hypercar that was already gifted with a 0.28 drag coefficient attained by activating what the company calls the “low-drag mode.”

We’ll definitely keep you up to date on this topic since more info is bound to emerge as we the C_Two’s launch nears.

Source: Autocar

Tudor Rus
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