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Tesla Roadster rival Rimac C_Two boasts 0-60 in 1.85 secs and 1,914 HP

Rimac’s latest teaser videos of its C_Two hypercar just revealed that the all-electric hypercar could go from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, besting the numbers set by Tesla’s next-generation Roadster. The C_Two also boasts a 130 kW battery, 1,914 hp and 2,300 ft-lbs of torque. 

Rimac has been very deliberate about revealing the specs of its latest creation. Prior to the reveal of the hypercar, very little information apart from its horsepower and 0-60 mph rating were revealed. YouTuber Shmee150, however, was given early access to the vehicle, and he was able to outline several of the C_Two’s features. According to the YouTuber, the Rimac C-Two features facial recognition as a means to access the vehicle, as well as up to 400 sensors that enable it to achieve Level 4 autonomy in the future. Unlike its predecessor, which only had eight production units, Rimac reportedly plans to build 150 units of the C_Two.

The 0-60 mph performance of the C_Two is particularly noteworthy, especially since the figures seem designed to best the current 0-60 benchmark of all production cars — the next-generation Tesla Roadster, which is capable of hitting 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. Rimac’s 0-60 mph teaser, however, stated that the C_Two’s 1.85-second time included a one-foot rollout.

It is also important to note that the next-gen Roadster’s 1.9-second 0-60 time is true for the all-electric supercar’s base model. Considering that the Elon Musk-led firm is expected to release a Performance-tuned variant of the Roadster when it gets released in 2020, the limits of the next-gen Tesla’s 0-60 mph time would likely best its 1.9 second time.

Nevertheless, the raw power of the C_Two is impressive at a claimed 1,914 hp. This corresponds to more than 450 hp to each of the hypercar’s wheels, provided that the C_Two follows its predecessor’s individual-wheel-drive (IWD) setup. The C_Two’s 2,300 Nm of torque, however, is 77% less than the 10,000 Nm of torque that is featured in the next-generation Tesla Roadster. Its 130 kW battery is also 35% smaller than the next-gen Roadster’s 200 kW pack. 

As we noted in a previous report, the Concept_One, Rimac’s first automobile, was a formidable mix of technology and automotive craftsmanship. With four electric motors producing a combined 1,088 hp and a two-speed gearbox, the Concept_One was a vehicle that could stand toe-to-toe with the best that the conventional auto industry has to offer. In drag races alone, it overcame opponents such as the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

While its hypercar-beating specs and performance were undeniable, however, the Concept_One was also incredibly expensive and limited. During the course of its production, only eight Concept_Ones were built by the Croatian automaker, with each vehicle commanding a formidable $1.2-million price tag. In comparison, the next-generation Tesla Roadster is priced at a far more affordable price, starting at $200,000 for the base model and $250,000 for the Founders’ Series variant. 

Tesla Roadster rival Rimac C_Two boasts 0-60 in 1.85 secs and 1,914 HP
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