It Takes a Ton of Hidden Work to Track Test Rimac’s 1,914-HP C_Two Electric Hypercar


With the C_Two being a road car, Rimac needs to spend plenty of time on public roads as well as race tracks to test components at higher speeds, and Porsche’s Nardò test track in Italy, where next to durability runs, they can also do environmental, dynamic and top speed testing all day long. Unfortunately, with VW Group prototypes running next to Rimac’s, we don’t get to see any of the Nardò action.

What company founder and CEO Mate Rimac, along with the head of powertrain and electrical architecture Matija Renić, can reveal in this episode of Mondays with Mate is that while some C_Two prototypes were built purely for crash testing, some other early cars will never have to face the wall. The third category is C_Twos that are first used for dynamic and systems integration testing, then handed over to the safety team to become one of the 11 cars they need to crash for global homologation.

What’s for sure is that all prototypes have very busy schedules set before they’re built, with engineers and technicians supporting tests both on location and from the factory through Rimac’s live telemetry system. Ticking off items from their list through testing in loops as both hardware and software gets more mature, the company’s head of powertrains puts the C_Two’s testing phase at a very conservative 60 percent right now, noting that the process is speeding up as more and more cars are running in parallel.

Including Pininfarina Battistas.

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