Rimac Nevera – World’s Quickest Production Car (150 Units)
Price 2 million Euros – $2.5 million
Capable of exceptional speeds, swift and powerful beyond comprehension. Like the mighty storm system from which it takes its name, Nevera is a force like no other. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Croatia, defined by function and forged from a love for automotive, Nevera was born to outperform.
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The Rimac Nevera (pronounced: [rǐːmat͡s něʋeːra]) is an all-electric sports car designed and manufactured by the Croatian automotive manufacturer Rimac Automobili. Unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show called Rimac Concept Two but renamed to Rimac Nevera upon its launch, it is the automaker’s second car after the Rimac Concept One and is described as “the ultimate electric hypercar driving experience”.
Rimac will produce 150 vehicles and is currently in the process of homologation for the global market. The first deliveries are expected to take place in 2021. Nevera is manufactured in the same factory and at the same rate (of roughly 1 per week) as the Pininfarina Battista, which is based on the same platform.
The name Nevera comes from the Croatian word for sudden and short storms, usually accompanied by lightning, which occur primarily along the Croatian Adriatic coast
Manufacturer Rimac Automobili
150 units planned
Assembly Sveta Nedelja, Croatia
Veliko Trgovišće, Croatia
Designer Adriano Mudri (exterior)
Body and chassis
Class Hyper car[disambiguation needed] (S)
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout quad motor all-wheel drive
Related Pininfarina Battista
Electric motor 4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors placed at each wheel
Power output 1914hp and 2360Nm of torque
Transmission Single-speed gearboxes (front and rear)
Battery 120kWh, 6960-cell battery Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2)
Electric range 650 km (400 miles)
Wheelbase 2,745 mm (108.1 in)
Length 4,750 mm (187.0 in)
Width 1,986 mm (78.2 in)
Height 1,208 mm (47.6 in)
Curb weight 2,150 kg (4,740 lb)
Predecessor Rimac Concept One
Each of the Nevera’s four wheels is individually driven by surface-mounted magnet motors. Combined, they produce a total of 1914hp and 2360Nm of torque. A single-stage gearbox links the front and rear wheels.
The Nevera allegedly has the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds, making it potentially the fastest-accelerating production car in the world. According to the Rimac Automobili, it will accelerate from 0-100mph in 4.3 seconds, 0-186mph in 9.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 258mph.
On 13 August 2021 The YouTube channel “Drag Times” tested a pre production Nevera at Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA, USA. After making several runs down the 1/4 mile track the following performance results where published:
0-60 MPH (1ft): 1.90s
0-100 KPH: 2.00s
0-100 MPH: 3.61s
0-130 MPH: 5.36s
0-150 MPH: 6.88s
60-130 MPH: 3.42s
100-150 MPH: 3.27s
100-200 KPH: 2.95s
1/8 mile: 5.64 @ 132.33 MPH
1/4 mile: 8.58 @ 167.51 MPH
Features and specifications
While also advertising a maximum range of 647 km (402 mi) on the NEDC cycle, and 550 km (340 mi) on the WLTP cycle, the car is also claimed to be able to complete two consecutive laps of the Nürburgring with a negligible drop in performance. Rimac claims the car was designed to be very durable and could be driven hard. In addition to this, the car is technologically capable of Level 4 of autonomous driving with full Advanced driver-assistance systems. If connected to a fast charger, it can be recharged to 80% in less than 30 minutes. The car features an entirely new design and does away with the conventional doors, now incorporating butterfly doors instead. It also has a fire extinguisher in the back held in by a leather strap embossed with the words “In case of hill climb, extinguish fire” – a reference to The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond who crashed a Concept One during a hill climb, causing it to catch on fire.
Jonathan Lopez of Top Speed magazine acclaimed Nevera stating that “it is an absolute game changer, and not just in the EV segment. Between the onboard tech and mind-boggling performance specs, this machine has the goods to take on the best of the best.”
Tom Ford of Top Gear tested the early prototype in March 2020, he praised the “punch out” in the corners despite the weight of the car, as well as giving plenty of feedback, concluding that “it tastes good raw, even without the torque-vectoring wizardry. … But with a base car that shows this level of promise, and a company that focuses on fun rather than figures, this bodes well.”
Vlad Savov of The Verge criticized its looks by describing them as “anonymous and unexciting”, and comparing them as less flamboyant to that of Lamborghini Huracán. However, he admitted that the car is “more forgiving and accommodating than most other hypercars”, but stated that the readouts on the infotainment were too distracting.
Top Gear in its 2021 review of the production vehicle praised the “head spinning performance, incredible tech, ultra-stiff chassis, engineering and build quality” but noted that the brakes need getting used to and some detail finessing, giving it 9 out of 10. Chris Perkins, writing for Road & Track, called the acceleration “savage and unrelenting”, noting that the “step up in performance between ‘quite fast’ and ‘so fast it makes breathing difficult’ is quite something”, and ultimately calling it “the most advanced, most powerful, quickest car out there”.Car and Driver had similar impressions in its review, stating that “hypercars like the Nevera aren’t for everyone, but there’s no denying its significance as the moment a battery-powered car toppled the Bugatti Chiron. The internal-combustion engine may never catch up