The Croatian hypercar, Rimac Nevera, is an impressive bit of machinery by all metrics. Not only does this electric hypercar have an impressive 1,914 hp and does 0-100 km/h in 1.85s, it actually outperforms its petrol-powered equivalents. It’s official now given that the Nevera just broke 23 performance records in a single day.
Tests were run at Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) facility, and were independently verified by third-party companies Dewesoft and RaceLogic. The end result of these tests? It’s faster than advertised.
The Nevera was faced with a 0-400-0 km/h run to test its straight line performance by analysing aerodynamics, top speed, acceleration, and stopping power. The Nevera managed to speed up to 400 km/h from 0 and back to 0 in just 29.93 seconds. That’s over a second faster than the previous record holder, the Koenigsegg Regera.
The acceleration records were basically all smashed. The car managed 0-200 km/h in 4.42s continuing up to 300 km/h in 9.22s before finally reaching 400 km/h in 21.31s. It also managed to beat its own acceleration spec for 0-100 km/h by 0.04 clocking in at 1.81s.
“I am proud to say that the car we’ve created can get to 400 km/h and back to 0 in less time than it took the McLaren F1 to accelerate up to 350 km/h,” said Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac, in a statement.
“And not only that, but it can do it again and again, breaking every other performance record in the process. If you had a Nevera and access to a track, you could do it too.”
Powering the Nevera is a 120kWh battery pack with four electric motors on each wheel that can produce 1.4MW of power. It has a state of the art regenerative braking system combined with 390mm Brembo CCMR carbon-ceramic brake discs.
There will only be 150 Neveras, but they will each cost about €2m(~$3,268,000 AUD).