I think we all know by now that cars have to go through certain tests before they can be allowed on the road. Crash testing is one of these tests, and of all the companies that need to take part, it’s Rimac who needs to take this seriously the most.
Why? Because Richard Hammond, of course.
Here’s the brand spanking new Rimac C_Two taking part in its own crash testing not once, but even twice, but five times. This is all part of the process of making sure it can withstand a certain small motoring journalist, oh, and be road worthy and all that.
“To be sure that the car is functioning as intended, physical tests need to be in perfect correlation with the simulations,” Rimac explained. Before the car goes near anything hard, computers are given the task of running endless simulations to make sure any physical tests aren’t a complete waste of money. After all, this is a real road car that has to be destroyed. This is the reason we’re feeling quite low over this video.
This 1,887bhp all-electric hypercar is sacrificed so others can make it on the road, but that doesn’t make it any less painful to watch, especially as it’s so rare.
But hey, we’re excited for he new C_Two, and here’s why. It has four motors, one at each wheel, which means 62mph will be dispatched in only 1.97 seconds. It will blow by 100 in just 4.3 seconds, and will hit a quarter mile in only 9.1 seconds. This thing is the definition of quick, and with its technology improved over the Contept One and higher levels of downforce, it will be more manoeuvrable, and most corners will be well within its grasp at extremely high speeds.