Nico Rosberg is certainly a fortunate man. The previous Formula One champion is within the course of of shopping for what is maybe the quickest and most refined supercar on the planet: the Rimac C_Two. It’s possible you’ll bear in mind we posted a video protecting the preliminary a part of his shopping for expertise just a few days in the past as he toured the amenities of the corporate’s Croatian headquarters.
Apparently, one doesn’t merely create a single video to cowl your entire shopping for course of – particularly when there may be a lot concerned – and so Rosberg launched a sequel to the preliminary chapter on Friday. It begins on the design studio the place the preliminary video left off and Rosberg is proven all his colours and choices.
Clearly, a few of this has already occurred forward of this journey, as we later be taught some switches situated on the sprint have already had their respective features chosen by Rosberg. It additionally contains additional appears to be like on the Rimac facility, with emphasis on the engineering and battery manufacturing sections and we be taught much more in regards to the sophistication of this method. You possibly can watch the second chapter in its entirety under.
The rationale you’re right here, although, is the video on the high of the web page. That is the place we lastly get to see footage of this former System One, the primary non-Rimac worker, driving this most-advanced C-Two prototype.
At the beginning we be taught that this car is about 90-percent of what the eventual completed car and that its energy has been restricted to about 75-to-80 p.c of its eventual full stage. Contemplating that this preliminary outing is on an exquisite mountain highway as a substitute of the observe, that limitation would not hanging us as too dangerous.
After a little bit of clarification, we lastly get beneath means with Rosberg behind the wheel and CEO Mate Rimac within the passenger seat. We do not know whether or not the highway getting used has been closed to the general public but when it hasn’t, it is honest to say some site visitors legal guidelines might have been damaged.
Rosberg appears fairly impressed with the C_Two’s talents within the turns in sport mode. To maybe push it somewhat tougher in “observe mode,” Rimac provides up his seat to the corporate’s take a look at driver Miroslav Zrncevic who has much more track-mode expertise to information Rosberg. As they get underway, Zrncevic goes by way of among the important adjustments to the automotive’s efficiency profile.
Sadly, the prototype develops a small challenge with the brakes throughout this a part of the drive, so to play it protected, the test-drive is ended and engineers are introduced up the mountain to look at and resolve the difficulty. And whereas it might have been nice to listen to extra suggestions from Rosberg in regards to the automotive throughout this a part of the drive, he largely discusses the expertise of driving a car in improvement for the primary time.
So, whereas the video might not comprise precisely the whole lot we wished to listen to in regards to the automotive, it nonetheless ends on a superb word. Rimac says the automotive will probably be completed in about 6 months and that, as he had promised, Rosberg would be the first to drive it in anger on a correct observe. Be part of us, as we rely down the times to what needs to be a particularly superior journey.