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Rimac Welcomes Nico Rosberg to the Family of Owners
Nico is one of just 150 people worldwide that will own a C_Two, having ordered his car in early 2019, following a viewing with the founder and CEO, Mate Rimac.
Nico recently visited the team – now numbering more than 700 – in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, to decide on the bespoke configuration of his car, which will be delivered along with other customer cars in 2021.
Nico’s announcement was captured in a video on his YouTube channel.
Following an 11-year career in Formula One that saw him crowned World Champion in 2016, Nico has embarked on a career as a sustainability entrepreneur and investor in green technologies. He is invested in more than twenty mobility start-ups as well as the all-electric Formula E championship.
In 2019, he founded the Greentech Festival, a global platform for sustainable innovation and lifestyle.
Despite delays due to COVID-19, the development of the C_Two has continued to advance quickly. Earlier this year, Rimac Automobili announced a new production line in Croatia, where the 150 production cars, including Nico’s, will be built. Former Aston Martin Chief Engineer, VP of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla and lead of Apple’s Special Projects Group, Chris Porritt, also joined the Rimac team as Chief Technology Officer, with the immediate focus on start-of-production for the C_Two.
The Rimac C_Two will deliver a 0-100mph (161km/h) time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 258mph in final production form. These performance figures have been achieved through the development of the original C_Two concept and subsequent prototypes. In parallel with the development of the C_Two, the Rimac Automobili business has continued to scale up, with Porsche increasing its ownership stake in the business to 15.5% and Hyundai Motor Group investing 80M EUR into the business. These latest announcements join a long list of already established partners of Rimac, including Koenigsegg, Automobili Pininfarina, and Aston Martin.
About Rimac Group
The Rimac Group, led by CEO Mate Rimac, is majority shareholder of Bugatti Rimac and the sole stakeholder of Rimac Technology. The Group brings together the most advanced hypercars in the world with a globally renowned team developing high performance electrification, autonomous and software solutions for the world’s largest OEMs. Rimac is based on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia, with locations around Europe, and currently employs more than 2,000 people. From 2023, the Rimac Group will be headquartered at a new state-of-the-art 200,000 m2 Rimac Campus, large enough to accommodate over 2,500 people.