The Electric Super Car of the Future Takes Shape

Rimac C Two

An incredible new vehicle design boasting outrageous performance specifications at an auto show is nothing new. However, when a global leader in automotive design and performance literally buys into those claims, it’s news. Such as is the case with startup Rimac and sports car icon Porsche.
Rimac got plenty of attention at the 2018 Geneva auto show when it unveiled the C Two concept, an electric two-seat sports car with a 2,000-horsepower drivetrain and an unverified top speed of 256 mph. This performance would translate to a 0-60 mph time of 1.8 seconds. If the vehicle can hit this mark, it would be the world’s fastest production car while providing a 402-mile driving range when fully charged.
It was also reported by Digital Trends that the C Two would offer an advanced level of autonomous driving. This capability could include the capacity to go driverless in a variety of conditions without requiring human input.
Although there is still a lot for Rimac to verify, Porsche was impressed enough to purchase a 10 percent stake in the company. The selling price was not disclosed, but the fact that Rimac sold 150 of the vehicles at $2 million each following the show may have helped lift their asking price.
Longer term, many are speculating that Porsche could be looking to leverage some of that Rimac technology to boost their electric sports car coming out next year – the Taycan. The Taycan will be a bit slower, topping out at 155 mph and will go only about 300 miles on a full charge. It will also cost about 1/20th the price of a C Two – somewhere in the neighborhood of $75,000.

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