Packing 1914 HP this electric hypercar shocked everyone at the Geneva Motor Show

Remember Rimac, the tiny Croatian company that makes astoundingly fast electric supercars? They were all over the news last year when Richard Hammond famously crashed and destroyed one of their cars (one of the only eight Rimac Concept-Ones ever built) while filming for The Grand Tour. Well, Rimac is back! And with an electric hypercar that brags of performance numbers not even the best in the world can come close to matching. Called the C_Two, Rimac pulled the wraps off its newest creation at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. The electric hypercar is powered by four electric motors that produce a combined output of 1914 horsepower and 1696 pound-feet of torque. But how fast does it go, you ask? Zero to 60mph in 1.85 seconds! In fact, it’s the first production car to break the 2 second barrier, beating Tesla to the punch.

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Rimac claims the C_Two can hit a top speed of 258mph and do a quarter-mile in just 9.1 seconds. But don’t let these absurd numbers make you believe that the electric hypercar is a one-trick pony with an obnoxiously small driving range on a single charge. When driven in a more civilized way, the powertrain reportedly gives the C_Two a total range of 404 miles (NEDC test). Thank the liquid-cooled 120-kWh battery pack for it which Rimac claims can be charged up to 80 percent of its driving range in under 30 minutes when charged with 250-kW charging system. Other than being a crazy-fast machine, the C_Two also packs some next-level tech including a suite of sensors designed for to make the car ready Level 4 autonomous driving – fully autonomous driving without human intervention. Rimac says that it will build 150 of these electric motor-powered beasts with deliveries beginning in 2020; we don’t know anything about the price as of yet.

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