Watch This Hypnotic Wind Tunnel Test of the 1,888-HP Rimac C_Two Electric
November 27, 2018 Talon Homer
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The Croatian EV manufacturer is using state-of-the-art aerodynamics to shape
what will become its second-ever model.
Electric supercar builder and EV parts supplier Rimac announced that it had
recently conducted aerodynamic testing on a full-scale model of its upcoming
C_Two hypercar. The tests were carried out at a wind tunnel facility at
Rimac's headquarters in Croatia, and the replica vehicle was created based
off of previous computer simulations using digital 3-D models. While not a
fully-functioning car, the C_Two prototype has all the active aero features
to be used on the final product, as well as realistic mock-ups of suspension
and drivetrain components.
The C_Two will feature an active rear spoiler that adapts to vehicle speed
and serves as an air-brake when it needs to slow down quickly. It will also
have active aero elements located in the car's hood, as well as underneath
the front and rear bumpers. These computer-controlled flaps serve to
eliminate vehicle drag, add downforce, and maximize cooling efficiency while
the car is being driven hard. More information on the prototype's design can
be seen in this documentary released to the Rimac Youtube channel.
While the C_Two was first revealed back in March, Rimac claims it's been
developing the hypercar for over two years. No parts have been carried over
from the company's previous Concept_One model, and the team has sketched and
modeled hundreds of potential designs before finally settling on the
bodywork of the wind tunnel prototype. Before even creating a physical
model, Rimac used its BURA supercomputer to solve over 70 million
aerodynamic equations related to the car's shape. BURA features "nearly
7,000 cores," the equivalent of more than 3,000 of the processors found in a
modern laptop computer.
Thanks to efficient aerodynamic engineering, Rimac is aiming for a 258
mile-per-hour top speed on the production model. The company also says it
will have a 1.85-second 0 to 60 mph time, due to four electric motors that
will supply a combined output of 1,888 horsepower at all four wheels.
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