It’s been a hot minute since Richard Hammond went flying off of a Swiss track while testing the Croatian Rimac hypercar. The company has been producing only prototypes of their C_Two 1,888 horsepower beast, at least until now.
With their eyes set on homologation for international racing, they have now completed a small production line. Rimac intends to build 3 more test cars, and then another 10 pre-series cars to prepare for the world of racing.
With the new line, which they say can allow for the building of four cars a month, or one every five weeks, depending on how full capacity sits. With that, the Veliko Trgovišće (that’s a town apparently) factory will be putting out enough cars by 2021 for them to start racing as a production car.
Unfortunately, most of these first cars will be used for testing, and then crash testing. Considering these babies each have four electric motors that output 1,888 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque, it’s quite a shame knowing many will be destroyed in a facility somewhere.
Then again, when they go 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.9 seconds and have a top speed of 258 mph… maybe it’s best we get some data on their crash test results.
As for those production cars, they will start shipping out in 2021. They would’ve come earlier… but you know. Also the final name has yet to be unveiled, in case you were catching feeling for the C_Two name.