Our eyes! This is probably the most cringe-worthy video you’ll see all day. Rimac is busy putting its electric, 1,888 horsepower C_Two hypecar through a brutal crash-test programme. And yes, it is as painful to watch as it sounds…

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Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva motor show, the uber potent newbie is well on its way to becoming a production model (work is scheduled to start next year in Croatia, Zagreb on the planned 150 units with each costing over $2 million – and they’ve all been spoken for already!) but first it has to meet global safety and quality certifications by passing several body smashing, chassis shattering tests.

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The Croatian carmaker’s behind-the-scenes video gives us a little peak at the on-going process of homologating the limited edition car with several pre-production prototypes meeting an untimely end. Fortunately, you don’t actually see the moment the nose meets the wall, or any actual side or rear impact - but you can imagine the devastation (we’re waiting for a part 2 that shows the crash and wreckage… admit it, so are you!).

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This process isn’t too much of a big deal for established automakers but it is a costly affair for niche manufacturers like Rimac. The investment secured from Porsche – which now holds 15.5 per cent of the company - will help as will the $90 million is got from Hyundai to develop its first high-performance EV. Still, we think the C_Two is just too pretty to be sacrificed in this manner but Mate Rimac and his company must put themselves - and every car lover - through all of this heartache to ensure the model is street-legal in every market in the world.

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Fitted with four electric motors drawing electricity from a 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the C_Two will have a range of 650km and be able to hit (sorry…) 0-100kph in under 2 seconds. It’ll have an alleged top speed of 415kph.