Rimac Automobili has begun the build of six pre-series vehicles at the Rimac facility in Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia. This production line has already built 12 experimental and C_Two vehicles used for validation of prototype and crash testing. These six pre-series cars will be used for to homologation tests, durability tests, trim experimentation, NVH tweaking, and global product evaluation.
Assembling each C_Two pre-series car takes around 8 weeks which will allow Rimacto build four vehicles each month when operating at full capacity. Custom jigs have been created to ensure that all components assembled elsewhere, including the advanced 120kWh Rimac-designed-and-built, liquid-cooled battery, and Rimac powertrain, can be fitted seamlessly and quickly.
Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO, Rimac Automobili, said: “We’re creating an entirely new type of performance vehicle with the C_Two. After thousands of virtual simulation hours, years of design and engineering, and many rough and ready prototypes, it’s a very special feeling to see pre-series cars now making their way up our production line. This is the clearest sign yet that the C_Two is almost here, and we can’t wait to deliver the cars to our customers in 2021 and to showcase it all over the world.”
The Rimac C_Two promises a very ambitious top speed of 258mph (412 km/h), a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of under 2 seconds, and a 0-100mph (161 km/h) time of 4.3 seconds when it was first revealed in 2018.