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The Rimac C Two Was Engineered With a Supercomputer to Help It Hit 258 MPH

Screenshot: Rimac (YouTube)
Screenshot: Rimac (YouTube)

Rimac wiped the slate clean when it approached the engineering of its second-generation electric supercar, the Rimac C Two, focusing on efficiency and aerodynamics to achieve its incredible claimed zero to 60 mph time of just 1.85 seconds and top speed of 258 mph.

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Of course, there were two things that had to carry over from the original Rimac C One and Concept S—the new one is also electric and it still looks like a Rimac, but it’s got a lot more going on to keep up with the additional 841 horsepower, as the company’s latest video demonstrates:

Rimac changed the balance of the aerodynamics on the car with a new active rear wing, active rear diffuser, front intake and an adjustable blade in the hood. The tests were done first in a supercomputer, and then reevaluated using a full-sized model that featured spinning wheels and active aero parts to test the car in all conditions before production.

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The real-world wind-tunnel tests only had 2.4 percent variation from the computer generated models of the same tests, which is a fairly incredible degree of accuracy.

Something else interesting made its way into the video, as Road & Track pointed out—you can spot a convertible version of the insanely powerful 1,914 horsepower C Two on the screen.

I shudder to imagine what kind of damage that wind can do to me at top speed.

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Screenshot: Rimac (YouTube)

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The Rimac C Two Was Engineered With a Supercomputer to Help It Hit 258 MPH

So basically the same as any other vehicle being designed for the past 10 years - Supercar or not - that has been put in a wind tunnel?

Where’s the news?