Watch Rimac Put Its C_Two through Extreme Weather
The Rimac C_Two made its official debut a few years back, and it looks like the company is finally getting close to rolling it out to the streets. The all-electric supercar boasted 1,914 horsepower when it lit up the show floor at the 2018 Geneva motor show, and the company says it’ll hit 60 mph from a standing start in 1.85 seconds. That’s all good stuff, but is essentially worthless if a little cold weather renders the C_Two a super-expensive brick. Enter: cold-weather testing.
Extreme weather testing is an essential part of getting any vehicle ready for the road. If the window defroster likes to crack windshields, it’s better to find that out before the car makes its way to the consumer. The same holds for other electrical components that might be more temperature-sensitive.
This extreme testing also fulfills certain legal requirements. For instance, in the video the Rimac team talks about EU regulations about the efficacy of the C_Two’s windshield defroster. The video shows two areas marked off on the C_Two’s windshield that has to defrost in certain allotted times to meet those regulations. This might sound like the worst part of manufacturing a supercar, but we’re sure future owners will be happy to know that their defrosters work effectively.
This may be the most boring part of making a car, it’s still fascinating to see a small-batch, high-buck car run through this wringer. You can check it all out in the video above.
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