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How Does Richard Hammond Feel About the New “Hammond-Proof” Rimac?

It’s pretty cool what a single year can do for a car maker. A little over a year ago, the name “Rimac” didn’t really mean anything to anyone. It was simply another name in a random list of ultra-low volume manufacturers.

One fiery crash in Switzerland later, and Rimac has become a petrolhead household name. I’m sure Rimac had to wade through a mountain of bad press immediately following the Hammond crash, but it seems that the Croation car maker has come out on top in this whole story.

Now the Rimac C_Two has been revealed, and Rimac has made sure that it is Hammond-Proof. In the ultimate bit of trolling, the C_Two has a fire extinguisher in the rear bay with a strap that reads “In case of hillclimb, extinguish fire.”

So what does Hammond think about this good-natured jab?

“I’m delighted. I’ve always wanted to have a real influence in car design. And now I have.”



Tony Hsieh

Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, comics, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that Tony loves (in addition to his family, of course). When he's not spending his time writing tech reviews for, Tony puts his lifetime love of muscle cars to use on his 2015 Mustang GT. Tony's top three favorite cars are the 1973 Mustang Mach 1, Ferrari 458, and Aston Martin DBS.

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