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Geneva Motor Show 2018: Rimac C_Two disappears before you blink

Geneva Motor Show 2018: Rimac C_Two disappears before you blink

But first the facts!

Those outputs translate to a 1.97-second run from 0-100km/h, on its way to a Bugatti-rivalling top speed of 412km/h. And if those figures don't peak your interest, we don't know what will! The battery pack is a 120kWh lithium manganese nickel unit - a chemistry that company founder Mate Rimac tells evo provides the best balance between delivering huge power (1.4 megawatts of it) and suitable longevity - and can be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in as little as 30 minutes, using the car's 250kW charger. The drivetrain features all-wheel torque-vectoring (R-AWTV) that can shift torque to the front or rear wheels and even support drifting.The front wheels are fed via two single-speed transmissions, while the rear has dual, two-speed gearboxes.

It's been seven years since Rimac rolled out the 1,224-horsepower Concept_One capable of getting to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

And it isn't just quick in a straight line, it is quick around corners too.

The Rimac C_Two makes 1887bhp and 2300Nm of torque (Yes, you've read it right!). An active front hood channels air from underneath the vehicle up from the bonnet and on towards the roof for extra down force.

There's a flat floor to aid aerodynamics, with a rear diffuser and active aerodynamic elements on the exterior, notably the rear wing - which can act as an air brake. The underbody gets a magnitude of flaps for that additional bit of downforce. The wheels are aerodynamically designed for low drag and efficient motor cooling.

Geneva Motor Show 2018: Rimac C_Two disappears before you blink

It's hard to know which aspect of Rimac's C_Two is most impressive. With 72 ECUs on board, the Rimac C_Two actually does away with traditional traction control and stability control and in turn lets the more advanced torque vectoring system do all the hard work of keeping the vehicle on the road.

Rimac has also fitted the C_Two with an array of cameras and sensors to make its capable of Level 4 autonomous driving.

Tech wise; the C_Two includes facial recognition, voice control, telemetry data recording and even a virtual driving coach that can display racing lines and braking points in real-time on whatever racetrack the auto is on.

It's easy to look at the incredible performance figures and range claim with a certain degree of scepticism, given they come from a fledgling Croatian manufacturer. The Rimac most certainly follows form over function but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the nicest looking supercars around.

The price? We're no sure yet, though expect the C_Two to cost a pretty penny, or many.

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