WATCH | Nico Rosberg ordered a Rimac electric car - Here's how far along production is

Nico Rosberg (NewsPress)
Nico Rosberg (NewsPress)

• Nico Rosberg bought himself an electric car.

• He will take delivery of it in 2021.

• Rosberg is the 2016 F1 champion

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2016 Formula 1 champion, Nico Rosberg, recently paid the Rimac offices in Croatia a visit to follow up on a custom-built car he ordered at the start of 2019.

Rosberg is one of 150 people globally who will own a C-Two and visited the Rimac team to decide on the bespoke configuration of his car. Rosberg, along with the other customers, will receive their cars in 2021.

Following his F1 career, Rosberg took on a career as a sustainability entrepreneur and investor in green technologies. The champion has, since his exit at the end of 2016, invested in more than 20 mobility start-ups, as well as the all-electric Formula E championship.

Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO, Rimac Automobili said: "For us, it's an honour that Nico chose to become a part of the Rimac Automobili family. Nico is a great guy through and through (and) he understands exactly what we want to achieve with the C_Two. Simply put, we want to set new standards for performance by using advanced electric technology developed entirely in-house here at Rimac Automobili. The car we have created is built almost from the ground up by the team here in Croatia. And to have one of the world's best drivers give us the ultimate seal of approval on that design and engineering by buying one is an amazing feeling."

The Rimac C_Two will deliver a 0 - 161km/h time of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 415km/h in final production form.

Rosberg documented his experience on his YouTube channel. Check out the video below:

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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