Rimac C_Two Documentary Takes A Peek At Humble Beginnings
The name Rimac might not ring a bell for everyone in the automotive space. Apart from a famous automotive journalist whose name begins with R and ends with ichard hammond – and its fateful accident in Concept_One – the brand was thrown into the automotive limelight. Fortunately, Documentary Welt takes a detailed look at what drives the Croatian manufacturer in their latest YouTube video.
The company has established itself in what was previously referred to as an automotive no-mans-land in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. From humble beginnings, Rimac has grown from a passion project to an industry icon with more than 700 employees in the space of a decade.
Of course, Rimac is currently a key player in the electric supercar market, but things were different. Founder and CEO Mate Rimac was born in Bosnia where cars were almost non-existent, but after war struck his homeland, he and his family fled to Germany – a suitable place for his automotive passion to begin. Rimac has said himself that from an early age he had an affinity for cars.
The journey began when the internal combustion engine in its 1984 BMW 3 Series decided to let go. Instead of doing the sane thing and replacing the engine, Rimac converted the Bimmer into an electric racing car to take on gas-powered competitors. Having set several FIA and Guinness world records, there was clearly a momentum behind the idea.
“I wanted to show that electric cars don’t have to be slow, boring and ugly,” Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac said.
After surviving tough times, the Croatian automaker is now able to build everything in-house, which means it can create an automobile with unmatched precision. Of course, this has become a bit of an automotive buzzword, but it’s clear that not outsourcing production offers a lot of benefits when it comes to building an electric supercar. Controlling every process means that components can be optimized to deliver unmatched performance.
When you see the numbers C_Two writes, it’s clear these guys are doing it right themselves. The vehicle’s four electric motors produce a total of 1914 horsepower (1427 kilowatts), which propels it to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 1.85 seconds and to an electronically limited top speed of 256 mph (412 km / h). ). Besides producing these ridiculous numbers, it’s clear that the company isn’t just a bunch of people with big foreheads crushed in a lab. Rimac is clearly there to go fast and have fun.
In just a decade, the Croatian automaker has forged partnerships with leading automotive companies like Aston Martin, Porsche and Hyundai. With these connections, it’s unclear what Rimac will be able to accomplish over the next decade, but one thing is certain. The future looks incredibly fast.