Top of the list are a $3 Million Bugatti and an all-electric hypercar from little-known Rimac that can catapult you from zero-to-60mph in a blistering 1.85 seconds. That’s less time than it took you to read the previous sentence.
Now that I have your attention:
Unless you are a zillionaire sheik, hedge fund billionaire or a supercar geek, it’s unlikely you’ve heard of Rimac, a Croatian start-up that’s been making headlines for its 1,888 horsepower C-Two, a blistering fast, sexy-looking two-seater loaded with futuristic technology.
Designed by Rimac’s in-house team and made entirely from scratch with all-new technologies, the Rimac C_Two (pictured above) features a full carbon fiber body with bonded carbon roof that is both exceptionally light and exceptionally strong.
Double wishbone suspension with electronically-controlled dampers and active height adjustment provide a smooth and comfortable ride, while four electric motors – one on each wheel – provide a combinaiton of four-wheel drive and unprecedented levels of dynamic control.
A pair of independent single-speed gearboxes apply drive to the front wheels, while independent two-speed, gearboxes – one for each rear wheel – allow the C_Two to make use of its prodigious torque to produce both mind-blowing acceleration and true hypercar top speed.
And I love the dynamic styling of the signature scissor-doors.
No price has been announced, but – as the saying goes – if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
It’s the Sport version of the 1,500 horsepower Chiron, offering significantly improved handling and even greater agility. The Sport model features a specially developed dynamic handling package, reduced weight, new wheels and a new four-pipe exhaust deflector.
Both vehcles are making their North American debut at the New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public this Friday.
NYCOTC editor Evelyn Kanter is also a credentialed automotive journalist, and I’ll be there Wednesday and Thursday for the media previews, including for all-new SUVs from VW and Cadillac, an all-new Lexus crossover, and the introductions of the 2019 models of the Toyota Corolla and Rav 4 and the newest generation of the Nissan Altima.