‘If you could have one off-the-wall luxury item in your dream car, what would it be?’ It has to be the question every car fan loves to ask – and loves to hear what the answer might be.
If champagne bottles and hand-cut crystal flutes is your thing then you are definitely in luck.
Enter the California Edition Rimac C_Two – a $1.2m all-electric hypercar that broke cover at the Petersen Automotive Museum in – yes, you guessed it – California earlier this month.
Its visit there was brief, though, so fans will get the chance to see the McLaren-esque masterpiece in the metal at for a little longer at Monterey Car Week (August 18-26).
To mark the occasion – as if they needed an excuse – company designers have given it a special blue paintjob and never before seen alloy wheels with matching centre caps.
The sense of opulence and exclusivity is heightened further in the low-set cabin where there is lashings of leather and intricate hand stitching.
What has to be the California Edition’s highlight, however, is the boot – or rather, what is in it. It has been shaped to accommodate not one, but two, six-litre champagne bottles and some crystal flutes.
Once the car has wowed the thousands of show-goers at Monterey Car Week it goes back on its travels to The Quail – a gathering of motorsport lovers – and then Exotics on Cannery Row the following day.
At the latter event the California Edition will be in very good company as some of the planet’s rarest and most expensive supercars will get an airing there. Time to break open the champagne…
By Jason Craig