Rimac took the hypercar scene by storm last year with the unveiling of the Nevera, an all-electric speed machine named after a powerful Mediterranean wind. Its technical specifications are nothing short of amazing thanks to quad electric motors producing a jaw-dropping 1,914 horsepower (1,408 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 2,360 Newton-meters (1,741 pound-feet).
The massive electric grunt enables the high-performance EV to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.85 seconds and 62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.97 seconds with a one-foot rollout. Perhaps more impressive is the time it takes to reach 186 mph (300 km/h) from a standstill – just 8.6 seconds. Flat out, it will do the quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 258 mph (412 km/h).
Rimac will be putting all these numbers to the test later this year in an attempt to set some kind of record. Published on social media, an image showing the company’s blacked-out R badge on a Nevera is accompanied by the following caption: “R should stand for the record-breaker, right? Stay tuned, this year will be epic.” Given the quoted maximum speed, it shouldn’t be much of an issue to beat the Tesla Model S Plaid and its 175-mph velocity.
Tesla has said the Model S Plaid will eventually do 200 mph, but even so, it will fall short of the Nevera’s 258-mph speed. Other fast EVs include the Lotus Evija and the Automobili Pininfarina Battista, but not even those two high-end EVs will be able to match Rimac’s new electric vehicle limited to just 150 examples at $2.4 million a pop.
The record alluded by the Croatian company might not necessarily be related to a top speed, but also to acceleration. For example, it might go after the Koenigsegg Regera’s 0-249-0 mph (0-400 km/h) record of 31.49 seconds. Given the instant torque delivered by the four e-motors, there is a distinct possibility the Nevera will improve that record.
Another record that springs to mind is for the fastest production EV around the Nürburgring, which seems doable as well. According to Elon Musk, the Model S Plaid lapped the Green Hell this past fall in seven minutes and 31 seconds, but we’re fairly sure there’s plenty of room for improvements with an electric hypercar.
Source: Rimac Automobili / Facebook