Rimac has confirmed that its second electric model, the C_Two, is close to being sold out just three weeks after it was revealed.
Head of sales Kreso Coric said at the New York motor show that nearly all 150 examples of the model, which can achieve 0-60mph in 1.85sec and 0-100mph in 4.3sec, have now been spoken for. It costs from €1.7 million, which equates to about £1.5m at current exchange rates. Buyera are adding an average €500,000 worth of options.
The model's performance puts it on par with the Tesla Roadster, which is claimed to do those benchmark sprints in 1.9sec and 4.2sec respectively.
The C_Two is a follow-up to the Concept One, which achieved 0-60mph in 2.5sec and became infamous after ex-Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond crashed one of only eight cars built.
This new model uses a 120kWh lithium battery and develops 1888bhp and 1696lb ft of torque. It has an electric motor at each wheel, allowing for four-wheel drive. It uses a pair of independent single-speed gearboxes to drive the front wheels and a pair of two-speed carbon-clutched gearboxes for the rear wheels. This allows the C_Two to make use of “its prodigious torque”, said Rimac.
The car employs all-wheel torque vectoring, coupled with huge 390mm carbon-ceramic brake discs and six-piston calipers on both front and rear axles.
The largely carbonfibre model features double wishbone suspension with electronically controlled dampers and active ride height.