Rimac has cut the tape for its first UK R&D office as it prepares for the launch of the production version of its C_Two electric hypercar.
Based in Warwick Enterprise Park, Warwickshire, the office is expected to employ 30 people by the end of 2021. However, Rimac said it could “grow significantly in the years to come” as the office progresses. and as the company advances in its product lines.
The office will collaborate with the Croatian headquarters in Rimac, allowing the company to take advantage of British engineers, whom Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac considers to be among the best in the world.
The office launch is part of preparations for Rimac to launch its second electric hypercar, the C_Two, which Rimac will deliver to the UK via a new £ 40million HR Owen ‘Experience Center’ in Hatfield, Hertfordshire .
The C_Two is expected to be one of the fastest production cars in the world, with Rimac claiming the hypercar can speed 0-60mph in 1.85sec, just ahead of Aspark Owl, which last year hit 0-60mph in 1.72sec when testing.
It develops 1888 hp, with a 120 kWh lithium battery and four electric motors, one at each wheel, providing power in conjunction with four independent gearboxes and allowing all-wheel drive. It is claimed to be capable of a top speed of 258 mph.
The C_Two is the successor to Rimac’s first electric model, the Concept One. This model is capable of sprinting to 60 mph from a standstill in 2.5 seconds and only eight examples of it have been built.
Rimac hopes to bring the C_Two to the UK by the end of this year. It will cost around £ 2million.
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