Rimac's new supercar goes from 0-60 mph in an insane 1.85 seconds

Rimac's new supercar goes from 0-60 mph in an insane 1.85 seconds
It’s even faster than it looks.

Image: Rimac Automobili

Remember Rimac Automobili’s Concept_One, the electric supercar with 1,224 horsepower? The car that regularly leaves Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and the like in the dust? The car that The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond crashed, arguably because it’s just so damned fast?

Well, Rimac’s new car, unveiled ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, makes the Concept One look slug-slow. The Rimac C_Two develops an absolutely monstrous 1,914 horsepower and goes from 0-60 in 1.85 seconds. It also reaches 300 km/h (186.4 mph) in 11.8 seconds.

If Rimac’s claimed specs are accurate, the C_Two leaves its predecessor and even Tesla’s upcoming Roadster behind in terms of speed and horsepower. It is the world’s fastest car, period. 

Image: Rimac Automobili

“This car is made entirely from scratch; nothing is carried over from the former car,” Mate Rimac, the CEO of Rimac Automobili, said during the presentation in Geneva. “Everything has changed from Concept_One.”

Image: Rimac Automobili

One of the most important features about the car is the fact that it doesn’t just accelerate quickly; it can also sustain that speed for a while. Rimac claims it’s designed to do two Nurburgring laps without thermal degradation. 

The batteries also pack a punch; the C_Two has a 120kWh battery providing 650 km (403.9 miles) of range. 

It’s not just about the speed. The C_Two also has a lot of AI smarts; Rimac claims the car has hardware that’s ready for Level 4 autonomy, which would make the car fully autonomous in most situations. It achieves this with eight cameras, a lidar, six radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. 

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The car is not ready to be shipped just yet; what happens next is a “final phase of development and testing,” Rimac said. There’s no word on price. 

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