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Bugatti Merges with Rimac to Become Bugatti - Rimac, Riding on the Back of Porsche

Bugatti Merges with Rimac to Become Bugatti - Rimac, Riding on the Back of Porsche

With this merger, Bugatti’s future and legacy are intact

We have been following this story (Bugatti-Rimac merger) for a while now at TopSpeed and the day has finally come. Porsche and Rimac , the Croatian EV performance automaker, have agreed to form a joint venture that will include Volkswagen’s high-performance marque; Bugatti .

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The Rimac Nevera Is So Tempting An Employee Couldn't Refrain From Speeding

The Rimac Nevera Is So Tempting An Employee Couldn’t Refrain From Speeding

A Rimac employee was caught on camera doing more then double the speed limit in the new Nevera

After Mate Rimac talked about the Nevera’s straight-line performance, and followed up with some pretty outrageous specs for the new Nevera, we didn’t exactly need to see the car go to know that it’s an aggressive and mean machine. Then, just a couple of days after it was revealed, a Rimac employee got caught on camera hauling ass down a slim public road in none other than the Nevera. As you can imagine, this is an unexpected development.

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The Rimac Nevera Serves As a Reminder That Future Car Tuning Will Happen Via Software Updates

The Rimac Nevera Serves As a Reminder That Future Car Tuning Will Happen Via Software Updates

In the future, Rimac can add more than 100 horsepower to the Nevera without ever coming into contact with the car.

Today, tuning a car requires either having a lot of know-how and technology, or dropping your car off at an aftermarket tuner like Hennessey, ABT Sportsline, or Brabus among many, many others. We’re already to a point where tuning has gone beyond simple bolt-on upgrades or deeper engine work with computer remapping capable of adding, in some cases, 100 horsepower or more depending on the car. In the future, however, going to a tuner will be obsolete, much like going to a store and renting a movie or video game is today. The first car to legitimately prove that, is the all-new Rimac Nevera.

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The Rimac Nevera Is a $2 Million Compact Hypercar With Aggressive Ambitions

The Rimac Nevera Is a $2 Million Compact Hypercar With Aggressive Ambitions

Some of the Rimac Nevera’s accolades include 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, top speed of 258 mph, and quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds!

Three years after previewing the C_Two concept, Rimac has finally unveiled the production version called the Nevera. The Nevera is an all-electric, 1,900+ horsepower electric vehicle that can sprint to 60 mph from rest in just 1.85 seconds! It comes with a WLTP-estimated range of 342 miles and even supports fast charging with speeds of up to 500 kW. Rimac will build just 150 examples of Nevera and comes with a sticker price of €2 million (approximately $2.5 million) a pop. Are you willing to put your money on this Croatian product?

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Mate Rimac Talks Straight-Line Performance in The Rimac C Two

Mate Rimac Talks Straight-Line Performance in The Rimac C Two

Mate Rimac’s in-depth introduction to the soon-to-be in production Rimac Concept Two

Rimac Automobili’s YouTube channel hits us with more details regarding the Rimac Concept Two’s straight-line performance. We already know that the Rimac Concept Two will be a very quick car. The combined power of its electric propulsion system is 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kilowatts) and 1,696 pound-feet (2,300 Nm). Mate Rimac – the founder of Rimac Automobili hits us with some new details about the hyper EV. We already know that, in a straight line, the C Two will be insanely quick. The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint takes just 1.85 seconds.

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Bugatti May Soon Be The Property of Rimac - Here's What That Would Mean

Bugatti May Soon Be The Property of Rimac - Here’s What That Would Mean

The electric performance car market could be in for a major shake-up

The Volkswagen Group could be on the verge of selling Bugatti to Rimac. A report from German weekly Automobilewoche quoted Porsche CEO and Volkswagen AG management board member Oliver Blume hinting that a decision on the blockbuster sale could happen by the middle of 2021.

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Explore The Challenges In Perfecting the Aerodynamic Prowess of the Rimac C Two

Explore The Challenges In Perfecting the Aerodynamic Prowess of the Rimac C Two

Sure, aerodynamics is about performance, but efficiency matters, too

There are a lot of facets to developing a hypercar. A long list of parameters and features must work perfectly together or by themselves, and the ability to cut through air or generate downforce are not to be ignored.

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The Rimac C Two, Which Doesn't Even Have a Real Name, Is Not Completely Sold Out

The Rimac C Two, Which Doesn’t Even Have a Real Name, Is Not Completely Sold Out

The first-year production run, on the other hand, has been scooped up

The Rimac C_Two has been in development for the better part of two years, and even though the final production version hasn’t been revealed, the Czech automaker hasn’t had trouble attracting prospective customers.

No, Rimac hasn’t sold the C_Two’s entire production run, but it has filled up the supercar’s production allocation for the first year. That’s the word from no less than Rimac’s head honcho Mate Rimac, who took to Facebook to clarify rumors that all 150 planned units of the C_Two are already accounted for.

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Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti could change ownership after more than 20 years; Bentley and Lambo could leave VW too

Revived in 1987 by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, Bugatti was acquired by the Volkswagen Group in 1998. Under German ownership, the French brand introduced the Veyron and the Chiron, as well as a handful of one-off supercars, all powered by massive W-16 engines with more than 1,000 horsepower. Come 2020 and Bugatti could be sold off, and rumor has it the French company may end up with Rimac Automobili, the Croatian firm that produces electric supercars, drivetrains, and battery systems.

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When You Buy A Rimac C Two, You Smile A Lot

When You Buy A Rimac C Two, You Smile A Lot

Watching this video will make you wish you were Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg lives a relatively charmed life, at least compared to most of the world’s population. After winning the 2016 Formula One Driver’s Championship, Rosberg retired like a boss, ensuring that he left the sport sitting on the mountaintop.

Since then, the German driver has dabbled in driver management, television hosting, and eco-entrepreneurship. But just because Rosberg has been gone from motor racing for four years, that doesn’t mean his thirst for speed and performance has dissipated. On the contrary, Rosberg remains a driver/racer at heart, and his latest car purchase proves as much. In the event that you’re desperate to own a Rimac C-Two but you can’t afford one, now’s a good chance to live vicariously through Nico Rosberg, who proudly showed off his latest four-wheeled acquisition, much to our collective jealousy.

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Rimac Wants You To Know That the C Two Hypercar is More Than Capable of Drifting

Rimac Wants You To Know That the C Two Hypercar is More Than Capable of Drifting

If You Turn Off The Electric Aids, the Rimac C_Two Can Do All Kinds of Tricks

Croatia’s very own all-electric hypercar maker Rimac is busy making the C_Two, a semi-autonomous, 1914-horsepower rival to anything the established bunch has to offer.

While we wait to see how a C_Two off the production line really feels like, the company teases us with the car’s myriad of features out of which, obviously, we picked this one because you know as well as we do that 1,696 pound-feet of torque doesn’t mean much unless it can all be translated into clouds of tire smoke.

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This Guy's Reaction to Driving the Rimac C Two Is Priceless

This Guy’s Reaction to Driving the Rimac C Two Is Priceless

A car that makes you cry tears of joy? Sign us up right now!

The Rimac C_Two was supposed to make its official debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The coronavirus, of course, had other plans, and the event got cancelled altogether, so Rimac had to postpone the launch.

It’s been a race against the clock to get the C_Two up and running for its supposed debut in March, and seeing Misha Charoudin driving the car and getting this sort of emotions from it got us thinking that Rimac might have outdone itself with the C_Two.

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Watch the Rimac C Two Deploy Its Active Aero on the Track

Watch the Rimac C Two Deploy Its Active Aero on the Track

Rimac went to Croatia’s Grobnik race track to further fine tune the C Two

The production variant of the Rimac C Two is coming at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, but Rimac isn’t exactly on holiday these days. The two-seater, all-electric hypercar needs to be locked and loaded by the time Geneva kicks off (unless the recent coronavirus developments will force the authorities to cancel the show), and Rimac is hard at work to ready the C Two for its debut.

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Rimac Took the C Two to Nardo and Bragged About it With Some Cool Pictures

Rimac Took the C Two to Nardo and Bragged About it With Some Cool Pictures

Don’t get misled by the Facebook post, tweaking the C_Two for production is a daunting task

Rimac is hard at work testing, tweaking, and making sure that the production version of the C_Two hypercar will rise to the expectation. Other than crash testing the C_Two, Rimac is also applying the finishing touches on equally important aspects for a super-sporty all-electric vehicle, namely handling, road dynamics, and grip. So the Croatian carmaker took one C_Two test mule out to play, with the playground being the famed Porsche Engineering-owned Nardo Technical Center located in Southern Italy.

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The Production Version of the Rimac C Two Debuts in Geneva Next Year, But Under What Name?

The Production Version of the Rimac C Two Debuts in Geneva Next Year, But Under What Name?

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.

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The Rimac C Two Shows Off New Livery at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

The Rimac C Two Shows Off New Livery at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

The Rimac C_Two offers more performance than ever but has been overshadowed by the Pininfarina Battista

Rimac, the crazy Croatian company behind the world’s most powerful EV, arrived in Geneva with a different C_Two than the grey one shown last year when the model was officially released. This time, we got to see how well white covers the curves of the 1,914 horsepower hypercar and, to put it shortly, it looks amazing.

Rimac shook the supercar establishment when it launched the C_One (or Concept One) seven years ago at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Now, one year after the world premiere of the ludicrous C_Two, we get more info on the automaker’s progress with the car that’s not out on the road yet although it’s already been sold out despite costing $2.09 million and many expecting owners forking out an extra $600,000 on options.

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2019 Rimac C Two California Edition

2019 Rimac C Two California Edition

Rimac’s new crown jewel gets in on the California vibe

Not content with blowing us away with the Rimac C_Two, the electric supercar brand took to the Peterson Automotive Museum to showcase a special edition version of the C_Two, called the California Edition. The limited-run electric supercar mixes all the mind-numbing features and qualities of the C_Two and adds room for…two champagne bottles. There’s no word yet on the availability of the C_Two California Edition, though expect it to be a tad more expensive than the $1.2 million standard version.

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Rimac C Two California Edition Pops the Champagne In Monterey

Rimac C Two California Edition Pops the Champagne In Monterey

No kidding, it has champagne in the trunk!

Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the spectacular Rimac C-Two received the special-edition treatment for the Monterey Car Week in California. Dubbed California Edition — what else, huh? — the supercar is actually identical to the version we saw four months ago save for the attention-grabbing blue exterior and a revised trunk.

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Richard Hammond's Accident Helped Rimac Sell Three Cars The Exact Same Day

Richard Hammond’s Accident Helped Rimac Sell Three Cars The Exact Same Day

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade

It’s been almost a year since The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond barely escaped with his life after crashing a Rimac Concept One. It was a tumultuous one for a lot of people, but apparently, the crash turned out to be a blessing of sorts for Rimac. Despite losing one of its $2.1 million machines because of the crash, the accident, and the subsequent media exposure it received, helped the company sell three units that same day.

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The Rimac C Two is Almost Sold Out and Folks are Averaging $600,000 in Options!

The Rimac C Two is Almost Sold Out and Folks are Averaging $600,000 in Options!

Looks like the Croatian boutique auto builder has reason to break out the bubbly

Rimac introduced the C_Two less than a month ago, bringing yet another heavy-hitter into the ongoing battle for EV supercar supremacy. Now, it’s reported that nearly all 150 examples have been scooped up, with an average of $600,000 in options tacked onto the $2.09 million base price.

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The Geneva Motor Show Is Where The Fastest Of The Fast Strut Their Stuff

The Geneva Motor Show Is Where The Fastest Of The Fast Strut Their Stuff

Looking for Earth-shattering output and a price tag to match? Then head over to Switzerland

If you ever need a reminder that yes, we are indeed living in a golden age of performance automobiles, just check out the list of debuts heading to this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Specs and figures that would have been considered outlandish and silly just a few decades ago are now becoming the norm, as million-dollar, 1,000+ horsepower monster machines seem to litter the Palexpo convention center floor in 2018. Here are some of the highlights.

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The Rimac C Two Is An Electron-Powered Destroyer Of Internal Combustion

The Rimac C Two Is An Electron-Powered Destroyer Of Internal Combustion

Over 1,900 horsepower, 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds

In the war between new-school electric power and old-school gas burners, the battery camp just got one very heavy-hitting new recruit. Say hello to the Rimac C Two, a machine that looks to put traditional supercars on notice with its outrageous performance potential and state-of-the-art technology.

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