EV manufacturer Rimac Automobili has revealed the next stage in the development of its C_Two all-electric hypercar, a new production line.
Based at Rimac’s recently opened production facility in Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia, the line will accelerate the production of C_Two prototypes necessary for final validation and crash testing for worldwide homologation.
The new production line is divided into five main zones, beginning with the bonding of all brackets and fixing points onto the monocoque. Two people in each following zone then continue to build up the car piece-by-piece. Sub-assemblies like the powertrain, the dashboard or the front radiator are built away from the line and delivered complete to be fitted.
Assembling each C_Two will now take around five weeks, cutting the production time in half compared with its previous nest production process, and allowing for the build of four final production vehicles a month at full capacity.
So far, Rimac has assembled four early prototype vehicles, but a further 13 are needed for the testing and homologation process, followed by another 10 pre-series cars – most of which will be produced this year.
The fully fledged homologation process, without any shortcuts, is a three- to four-year process from the first concepts, to full prototypes, to cars on the road. With the new line in place, Rimac will start delivering customer cars in 2021, instead of 2020 as per its original, pre-Covid plan.
The final car’s name and design will be revealed later this year.