This just in: the Rimac C_Two electric hypercar will drift. We have proof, via an adorable little video the Croatian EV company just posted.
“We are not going to compensate the vehicle dynamics with a torque vectoring algorithm,” explains boss Mate Rimac. “The car has to drift and slide and drive really well on its own before we put torque vectoring on it.”
Step forward, An Professional Driver, who, without the use of any driver aids or computer gimmickry or technical witchcraft, uncorks a rather lurid, enormously satisfying drift.
This is all part and parcel of Rimac’s mission with the C_Two. Yes, it has sensors that read your emotions, it has an on-board driver coach that’ll be able to unlock your own potential (and even perform programmed drifts autonomously), but mostly it’s about having a laugh.
“In the end, what customers like is not being one second quicker around the Nürburgring, but having fun in the car,” Mate once told TG. Consider that the C_Two boasts 1,887bhp and a 0-100kph time of less than two seconds, and you get some idea of what he considers ‘fun’. No doubt helps when the boss is a dab hand at driving, too.
About that AI driver coach. If you’re prepared to have your brain a little fried, click here for the full debrief on how it’ll one day take over the world, via the medium of Darth Vader’s voice*.
*Other voices are available, but that’s the one you really want