The electric hypercar makes it one step closer to production.
As the Rimac C_Two prepares for its worldwide debut, there’s still a lot of validation testing happening behind the scenes. With the electric hypercar entering the final stages of its global homologation program, the vehicle needs to cope with extremely hot and cold temperatures. In lieu of traveling to access climate extremes, the Croatian automaker uses a climate chamber to create these conditions.
Capable of creating temperatures as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celcius) and as low as -4 F (-28 C), the climate chamber can also adjust humidity levels. In double-checking that the C_Two doesn’t fail in extreme-heat, engineers baked the hypercar until the cockpit reached 158 F (70 C); following the heat bath, the onboard HVAC system was called into action to cool the interior down to a more hospitable 72 F (22 C) without any components going up in smoke. For the full story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.