Rimac Nevera was officially unveiled yesterday and is a pure electric hypercar featuring crazy performance while it will come out in limited production of 150 units. In essence, it is the production version of the prototype C_Two concept presented by the Croatian Rimac Automobili 3 years ago.
Although its cost is €2 million these were sold out in just three weeks. Its name is Nevera, a Croatian name that reflects the huge performance of the car. The name is what the locals give to a fast, unexpected and powerful Mediterranean storm in the open sea outside Croatia, with Nevera being extremely strong and charged by lightning.
The drive at Rimac Nevera offers four electric motors that perform a combined 1,914 horsepower and a huge torque of 2,360 Nm. Rimac Nevera is able to accelerate from a stop to the first 97 km/h in a time of 1.85 seconds, while for “0-161” and “0-300” 4.3 and 9.3 seconds, respectively. For 1/4 of a mile, the time is 8.6 seconds, while the top speed of the hypercar is extremely impressive where for the occasion it reaches 412 km/h.
It has a liquid-cooled lithium/nickel/manganese battery, with a capacity of 120 kWh (6,960 cells), with a range of 550 km in the WLTP test cycle. The battery supports 500 kW fast charging and so within 19 minutes can charge 80%. The battery position is low and in the center of the car floor contributes to an extremely low center of gravity. This helps to create an excellent weight distribution back and forth 48/52.
Due to safety regulations, the production version of the hypercar has some changes in aerodynamics while the luminaires and rims are of a new design. Rimac also claims that Nevera provides the highest use of regenerative braking than any other production car, so if the grating brakes work hot then the regenerative brake will start automatically.
Rimac’s All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 system also helps, enhancing traction. The technology replaces conventional traction and stability control and controls the amount of torque sent to each wheel separately, with the parameters linked to seven different modes. These are: Sport, Drift, Comfort, Range, Track and two more which are shaped by the owner of the vehicle.
The company argues that Nevera’s carbon frame is its most sophisticated piece, as it is incredibly robust with unimaginable torsional rigidity. The existence of the battery increases the car’s structural rigidity by 37% while placing it in the best possible position contributes to the distribution of the weight by 48/52 back and forth as mentioned above.
The cabin is also very attentive with three large high-resolution screens. There are several analog switches for better communication with the car, while the spaces are particularly large for two people and their luggage. Nevera will also support over-the-air upgrades.
Rimac Nevera spec:
Price: €2 million
Limited to 150 units
Designed, engineered and built in Croatia, homologated for global use
0 – 60mph in 1.85 secs
0 – 62mph (100km/h) in 1.97 secs
0 – 100mph in 4.3 secs
0 – 186mph (300km/h) in 9.3 secs
Top speed 258mph (412 km/h)
Standing 1/4 mile (0-402 metres) in 8.6 secs
Power output: 1408 kW/ 1914hp
Motor torque: 2360 Nm
Wheel torque: 13,430 Nm
Range: 340 miles / 550 km
H-shaped adds 37% stiffness to monocoque structure
Chemistry: Lithium Manganese Nickel
Number of cells: 6960
Cell format: Cylindrical, 21700 form-factor
Maximum voltage: 730V
Capable of producing 1.4 mega watts
On-board charging: 3-phase 22 kW
500 kW DC Combo (22 min 0-80%)
350 KW DC Combo (25 min 0-80%)
250 kW DC Combo (30 min 0-80%)