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Look! The 1,887bhp Rimac C_Two hypercar will DRIFT

No driver aids, no computer programming, just fleshy human and opposite lock

Published: 22 Jul 2020
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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.”

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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 0-62mph 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*.

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*Other voices are available, but that’s the one you really want

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