Monday, November 23, 2020
News Rimac To Crash-Test 11 C_Two Units To Prove It’s Safe

Rimac To Crash-Test 11 C_Two Units To Prove It’s Safe

So far, Rimac’s C_Two hyper electric car has demonstrated that the car can withstand demanding impacts


  • At about $2 million a copy, crash-testing is expensive…

  • Production begins in 2021.


To say that watching the video is cringe-inducing would be an exaggerated statement as the two Rimac C_Two cars we see get crashed only barely look like the C_Two we saw in Geneva in 2018. Even so, the investment on behalf of Rimac and more importantly, the crash-test results, are remarkable.

The first test involved the C_Two undertaking the 40km/h 40% offset deformable barrier impact test which it passed with ease. If you watch the video, you’ll understand that before physically testing the actual car, many simulations are done. The interesting part is that, while simulations have evolved over the years, it remains difficult to accurately predict the crash and deformation behaviour of the various carbon composite materials such as the carbon tub and roof.

Rimac C_Two Crash-Test | Photo: Rimac

There were some minor concerns about how the car would react to the more demanding 56km/h 40% offset deformable barrier impact test. The hopes were that the crash structure and not by the cabin or carbon tub would absorb the energy. As you can see in the video, once more, the hypercar performed extremely well.

In all, Rimac will crash 11 of 18 cars (13 prototypes and 5 pre-series production cars) during crash testing in order to complete worldwide homologation and testing processes. This will allow Rimac to sell the C_Two in all markets.

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