Rimac Nevera Storms Into Electric Hypercar Scene
Only 150 examples of the EV will be made and no 2 Neveras will bear the same specification says its maker.
Rimac, the Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer, has unveiled the Nevera, a 1914 HP EV that can achieve a top speed of 415 km/hr.
The Nevera is the production version of the C_Two concept which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2018 and it is named after a Mediterranean storm.
To look at, the Rimac Nevera is identical to the C_Two concept, which, in other words, means its design was dictated by the form-follows-function philosophy.
Every single exterior panel, be it the profile of the bonnet, the shape of the pillars, the splitter and diffuser have all been crafted keeping aerodynamic efficiency in mind.
There are active aero elements like the rear wing, underbody flap and the diffuser on the car, while Rimac has also worked to improve the Nevera’s cooling efficiency. Even the wheels channel air to cool the braking system.
But, it does have conventional hypercar elements like butterfly doors and advanced carbon-fibre monocoque construction. Inside, there are 3 digital screens, minimal switchgear made of billet aluminium and latest features like smartphone connectivity.
At the Nevera’s heart is a H-shaped, liquid-cooled, 120 kWh battery pack. Four electric motors draw power from the energy reserve and produce a combined output of 1914 HP and 2360 Nm of torque.
The front and rear wheels are each connected to a pair of single-speed gearboxes and thanks to the monstrous power output, the Rimac Nevera can smash the 0-100 km/hr run in 1.85 seconds and hit a top speed of 415 km/hr (258 mph).
What’s more, the electric hypercar can hit 161 km/hr from standstill in 4.3 seconds, 300 km/hr comes in at 9.3 seconds, while it can do the quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds.
To keep the car firmly on the black stuff, Rimac has equipped it with an All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 (R-AWTV 2) system that replaces the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Traction Control (TC) systems, while the car also has 7 driving modes including a ‘Drift’ mode and ‘Range’ mode.
Interestingly, Rimac has equipped the Nevera with a ‘Driver Coach’ developed using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The system will enable the owner to extract maximum performance from the Nevera on the track, says the Croatian firm.
Only 150 examples of the electric hypercar will be made and Rimac says no 2 Neveras will leave its factory looking the same or bearing the same specification.
Customers can also choose from various editions such as ‘GT’, ‘Signature’, ‘Timeless’ or they can go ‘Bespoke’. Also, each Nevera owner will be invited to Croatia to design the car to their exacting requirements.