Electric life gets plugged into SA
Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac is about to launch here, writes Mark Smyth
As we move into an era of alternative powertrains, one of the disruptors is the Croatian electric sports car company, Rimac. It has grabbed the attention of many, not least of all because former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond rolled one down a hillside and survived to tell the tale. But that is not the main reason it has been grabbing attention — the main reason is because Rimac builds super exclusive supercars that can hit serious speeds while doing decent distances. To give you an idea, the latest Rimac C_Two is claimed to be able to hit 100km/h in just 1.85 seconds, a figure that matches Formula One technology and which seems to defy the laws of physics. It goes on to a top speed of 412km/h. Power is there too with 1,408kW and a truck-rivalling 2,300Nm of torque. And it’s electric, with a climbed range of 650km. Obviously it’s not going to do that at full tilt, but Rimac claims that the C_Two will do two laps of the Nurburgring at race pace, which is impressive. Rimac is comi...