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F1 champion Nico Rosberg reveals “epic” new electric hypercar

Published: 27/Aug/2020 11:37 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 16:46

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the ban on new fossil fuel vehicles creeping ever closer, many celebrities are embracing the culture of electric performance vehicles. Ex-F1 champion Nico Rosberg is among them, revealing his all-new Rimac C_Two hypercar on his YouTube channel.

Many countries are looking to tighten restrictions on pollution caused by gas and diesel engines, meaning EVs will likely become the norm within the next couple of decades. With electrification on the horizon, many rich car enthusiasts are starting to ‘dip their toe’ in the EV waters.

Nico Rosberg is clearly a fan of performance electric vehicles and has revealed his new personal hypercar. The mind-blowingly fast Rimac C_Two.

Rimac C_Two Hypercar
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The Rimac C_Two is the world’s fastest-accelerating production car.

Insane performance figures from the C_Two

With a quoted top speed of 412 km/h, (256mph) 1914hp (equivalent) 2,300nm of instantaneous torque and all-wheel-drive, the C_Two will run rings around all of its conventional combustion-engined rivals.

The Rimac C_Two is not only a ‘green’ hypercar being powered exclusively by batteries, but it is also the fastest-accelerating road-legal car of all time. With a 0-60mph time of just 1.85 seconds, it will literally pin the driver back in their seat as the car accelerates.

Just for some context, that is almost a second faster to 60 than Nico’s old F1 car, which took 2.6 seconds to reach 60 from a standing start.

“So damn epic!”

Nico is clearly in awe of the Rimac’s incredible performance capabilities, calling it “so damn epic” after he fell in love with it at the Geneva Motor Show. This is clearly a long-term investment for him too, saying “for me, it’s just… it’s the future!”

As expected, Nico’s Rimac will be no ordinary C_Two. Speaking about his plans for the car, he explains that there will be a factory visit soon to ‘customize’ his car to his perfect specification.

With performance on-tap and wonderfully ‘green’ eco-credentials, cars such as the Rimac will soon dominate the hypercar sector. If they’re good enough for an ex-F1 champion such as Nico, then electric hypercars are surely good enough for everyone else.

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Jeremy Clarkson’s impressive car collection is a petrolhead’s dream

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:34

by Kieran Bicknell

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Petrolheads around the world will recognize the name Jeremy Clarkson. Once part of BBC’s Top Gear and now the host of the legendary Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour alongside May and Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson naturally owns quite a sizable car collection, along with a few surprises.

Jeremy Clarkson will go down in history as one of the biggest personalities that any car-based TV show will ever be linked to. Naturally, his years at the helm of various car shows, along with his history in journalism, has led him to owning an impressive collection of cars.

It’s not just cars in Jeremy’s garage, though. Having taken on his farm during 2019, he also owns a number of unusual machines, including a rather strange Lamborghini. Here are our highlights from Clarkson’s incredible collection.

Ford GT Clarkson
YouTube: Seb Delanney
Clarkson loved his Ford GT, but annoying electrical issues resulted in him returning the car to Ford.

Jeremy Clarkson’s supercars

Of course, Clarkson has a number of performance cars and supercars in his car collection. One of the most famous cars in his collection was the Ford GT, which he actually sent back to Ford after a well-documented issue with the alarm.

He also has a well-known love affair with AMG’s products. His first was an SL55 AMG roadster, though it wasn’t to be his last. Clarkson has also owned a number of other AMG-badged cars, including a CLK63 Black Series.

Given his history around supercars, Clarkson has owned more than most people would ever dream of having. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ferrari 355 GTS
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 AMG Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • McLaren 675LT
  • Ford GT
  • Lotus Elise 111S

Classic Cars in Jeremy Clarkson’s collection

Jeremy Clarkson The Excellent
Instagram: @jeremyclarkson
The Excellent is a custom Mercedes SL Roadster

It’s not just the latest-and-greatest cars that are in Jeremy’s collection. There are also a number of classic cars in his fleet, including one of the most iconic BMWs ever made, as well as some vehicles from his time on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

The most unusual car in Clarkson’s collection is undoubtedly ‘The Excellent.’ Created as part of a challenge on The Grand Tour, it is a lifted Mercedes SL convertible mated to a Land Rover chassis.

Alongside ‘The Excellent’ he also owns the gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured on the Scottish special episode during Season 2. He even knew that he’d own it after filming, saying during the show “generally when we finish these jobs these cars end up, I don’t know where. But I know where this will end up; At my house.”

CSL Batmobile
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The most iconic classic in Clarkson’s collection is the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Finally, the standout car from the collection is one of the most iconic BMW’s ever designed – the 3.0l CSL. Nicknamed ‘the Batmobile’ due to its massive rear wing, the CSL is the first true performance BMW, and is an appreciating classic.

While he doesn’t own all of them anymore, the full list of classics that Jeremy is known to own is impressive:

  • BMW 3.0l CSL
  • Alfa Romeo GTV6
  • Mercedes SL ‘The Excellent’
  • Ford Escort Cosworth RS
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Limousine
  • VW Golf GTI
  • VW Scirocco

The weirdest car in Clarkson’s collection

While his crazy Grand Tour creations are certainly odd, most people wouldn’t expect Clarkson to own a certain Lamborghini. In this case, it’s a tractor for use on his farm – how very un-clarkson!