Hey, June’s here! Hey, along with June, Rimac’s “hypercar 2.0” is here too. Allow me to introduce the true rival to the Lotus Evijia, the Pininfarina Battista, the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut, the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+, the SSC Tuatara and also the Lockheed Martin F-150 Raptor jet! Enter the Rimac Nevera! It took roughly three years to develop the Nevera and make it what it is today. The maker claims that its engineers have “refined their new flagship on every level”, using mostly bespoke, in-house-developed components to achieve the “ambitious performance targets” outlined in 2018.
Here are some of the standout facts and figures about the
- The Nevera will produce 1,888bhp (1914 HP) and 1,741 lb-ft (2360 nm) of torque from a high-output motor on each wheel, making it the fastest-accelerating production car to ever be built, so far.
- It can reach a top speed of 258 MPH. Considering the numbers we have already seen, this isn’t much but, it is not all about the straight line speed.
- On the battery side, the Nevera has an H-shaped 120kWh bespoke battery pack, good enough for handing out 340 miles of range. Quite a lot more than the Tata Nexon then! (It’s a joke)
- To make sure the balance is maintained in the way it is intended to be, Rimac has given the Nevera 390mm carbon-ceramic discs from Brembo with six-piston calipers that go behind the lightweight forged alloys. Along with the regenerative braking system, Rimac says the Nevera “makes the highest use of regenerative braking of any other car on the market.”
- The entire battery pack has been made from the ground up and as such, adds 37% more stiffness to the carbon fiber monocoque which is not only “the most rigid structure of any car ever made”, but is also the largest single-piece carbon-fiber structure used across the entire automotive industry.
- With some tweaks over the prototype version, the Nevera has a lot (and I mean a lot) of improved aero efficiency, meaning it can now be driven in either the ‘Low Drag’ mode which further improves the efficiency by 17.5% or the ‘High Drag’ mode which will increase downforce by a horrendous 326%. Throw it around the Nürburgring or around Monaco or maybe take it upside down in a tunnel at 200 MPH!
- With help from Rimac’s new All-Wheel Torque Vectoring-2, the Nevera can precisely juice the level of torque as required by each wheel individually by making 100 calculations/second to enable “infinitely variable dynamic responses to road and track conditions.” That is genuinely quite intelligent. I am wondering why more manufacturers haven’t thought of that? They’ve already ruined the real drivers by giving all these tech aids in the car… might as well stuff more power to the PCs inside the car rather than to the engine.
- It will also have a world’s-first AI Driver Coach feature that shows the “optimum racing lines and vehicle control” to the driver. The system will analyze your driving performance and suggest improvements on the racing line, braking, and acceleration points by offering both, audio and visual guidance. And I do hope those who buy it really do know about the racing lines and braking/acceleration zones before hand rather than learning it from a £2 million car.
- The interior is as minimalistic as you could expect from a hyper car of this caliber. All you need to know is there are three TFT screens and two bucket seats. Everything is in there for a reason. Nothing extra. As it should be!
- In total, 150 units of the Nevera will be built, with each selling for £2 million including taxes. Three standard specs in the form of GT, Signature, and Timeless will be up for grabs, and each of the 150 units will be tested and signed off by Mate Rimac himself.
Speaking of Mate Rimac, here’s what he has to say about the Nevera: “We have now unveiled a car that pushes the hypercar market to a higher level. We have utilized the full potential of the electric powertrain today, proving what we’ve always been saying – that electric hypercar, in the form of the Nevera, is beyond exciting, and that is as thrilling on the track, as it is cosseting crossing continents.”
Now… before we sign off, here are some gorgeous shots of the Rimac Nevera in action. Enjoy!