Rimac Nevera

Rimac Nevera officially revealed as EV hypercar, sets quarter-mile record

Rimac is ready to take the hypercar segment by storm with the unveiling of its Nevera, a production version of the 2018 C_Two concept. Speaking of storms, the high-performance EV machine has actually been named after a Mediterranean storm and it’s a moniker quite fitting given the vehicle’s record-breaking acceleration.

With a one-foot rollout, the Rimac Nevera sprints to 60 mph in a mind-boggling 1.85 seconds. The 0-62 mph task takes 1.97 seconds while accelerating from a standstill to 186 mph is done in 9.3 seconds. Flat out, it will do 258 mph (412 km/h) and complete the quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. Carwow’s Mat Watson drag raced the electric hypercar against a Ferrari SF90 Stradale and was clocked in at a record-breaking 8.62 seconds at 171 mph for the quarter-mile.

Equipped with four electric motors, the Nevera delivers 1,914 horsepower and 2,360 Nm (1,741 lb-ft) in a hypercar that weighs a rather substantial 4,739 lbs (2,150 kg). A good chunk of that weight is represented by the massive 120-kWh battery, promising to provide enough juice for 342 miles (550 kilometers) per WLTP.

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Interestingly, Rimac has engineered its second EV to support 500-kW fast charging, meaning that it will take as little as 22 minutes to replenish the battery from 0% to 80%. The braking system is also quite impressive, featuring a carbon-ceramic Brembo setup with large 390-mm discs paired with six-piston calipers.

Manufactured at home in Croatia, the new Nevera will be limited to only 150 units available at €2 million a pop. The first year of production has already been sold out and Rimac promises there aren’t going to be two cars with an identical look. Aside from the GT, Signature, Timeless specifications, the niche performance brand says it will also offer a Bespoke option with greater customization options.

As a final note, it’s worth mentioning Porsche now owns a 24% share in Rimac, which is widely believed to play a role in Bugatti’s future. At the same time, Hyundai and Kia are investing in the Croatian electric hypercar marque for sports car applications, so the future of performance EVs sounds pretty exciting.

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Source: Rimac Automobili, carwow / YouTube