Rimac Nevera can be the benchmark of electric hyper-cars. As we embark on a journey into the future of automotive technology, the name Rimac has become synonymous with cutting-edge design, unprecedented performance, and sheer audacity.
On a particularly memorable day, the all-electric Rimac Nevera pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the hypercar world, setting an impressive 23 performance records in a single day. A feat that not only proves the power of electric vehicles but also solidifies the model’s place at the top of the hypercar hierarchy.
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Unraveling the Record-Breaking Saga
The Nevera’s breathtaking performance saga unfolded on a German test track, where it set a new 0-400-0 km/h (0-249-0 mph) benchmark, widely regarded as the ultimate test of a hypercar’s straight-line performance. This record gauges acceleration, aerodynamics, top speed, and stopping power.
The Nevera now wears the crown as the undisputed hypercar champion, with a record time of 29.93 seconds. This time was more than a second quicker than the previous record holder, showcasing the immense performance capabilities of this electric beast.
But this was just the tip of the iceberg. The Nevera’s record-breaking spree continued, setting 22 additional acceleration and braking records on the same day. The Nevera now holds the title for most performance records broken in a single day, effectively rewriting the rules of high-performance motoring.
Validation of Records: Independent Verification
The records set by the Nevera were not just claims made by Rimac. All of them were independently verified at the Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) facility in Germany. Dewesoft and RaceLogic, two reputable 3rd party verifiers, ensured the accuracy of the records, adding credibility to Nevera’s astonishing performance achievements.
The Rimac Nevera Records
|0-60 mph||1.74 s||1.74 s|
|0 -100 km/h||1.82 s||1.81 s|
|0-200 km/h||4.42 s||4.42 s|
|0-300 km/h||9.23 s||9.22 s|
|0-400 km/h||21.32 s||21.31 s|
|100-200 km/h||2.59 s||2.59 s|
|200-300 km/h||4.81 s||4.79 s|
|200-250 km/h||2.00 s||2.00 s|
|100-0 km/h (dist.)||29.12 m||28.96 m|
|0-100-0 km/h||4.03 s||3.99 s|
|0-200-0 km/h||8.85 s||8.86 s|
|0-300-0 km/h||15.68 s||15.70 s|
|0-400-0 km/h||29.94 s||29.93 s|
|¼ mile||8.26 s||8.25 s|
|1/8 mile||5.46 s||5.44 s|
|½ mile||12.82 s||12.83 s|
|Standing mile||20.62 s||20.59 s|
|0-100 mph||3.23 s||3.21 s|
|0-120 mph||4.19 s||4.19 s|
|0-130 mph||4.74 s||4.75 s|
|0-250 mph||21.89 s||21.86 s|
|60-130 mph||2.99 s||2.99 s|
|0-200 mph||10.86 s||10.86 s|
Behind the Success: Performance and Reliability
The Nevera’s unprecedented success is a testament to its superior engineering and relentless reliability. The electric hypercar repeatedly ran under full throttle conditions without a single hiccup or significant loss of performance. It was a perfect blend of speed, power, and reliability, showcasing the Nevera’s ability to perform consistently, even under extreme conditions.
Rimac’s Nevera also outperformed its own official specifications, recording 0-60mph in 1.74 seconds, which is faster than its listed time of 1.85 seconds. All of these feats were accomplished with road-legal Michelin Cup 2 R tires on non-prepped asphalt, further emphasizing the model’s out-of-the-box performance capabilities.
The Nevera: A Tribute to Rimac’s History
The record-breaking model wore a unique livery for its historic day, created by the Rimac design team. The design drew inspiration from the Rimac BMW e-M3, a project that catapulted Rimac into the limelight in 2011 by setting several Guinness and FIA-approved all-electric speed records. This homage symbolizes the realization of Rimac’s vision and the evolution of their technological prowess.
The Visionary Behind the Revolution: Mate Rimac
Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, has been at the forefront of this revolution. His ambitions were not merely to create a fast car, but to redefine the possibilities of automotive technology. And with the Nevera, he has done just that. In his own words, the Nevera is capable of achieving a top speed of 400 km/h and coming to a halt in less time than it took the McLaren F1 to reach 350 km/h.
This achievement, coupled with the ability to repeat these record-breaking performances consistently, cements Nevera’s place in automotive history.
More Than Just a Straight-Line Performer
The record-breaking performance might lead some to label the model a one-trick pony. However, this electric hypercar is more than just a straight-line performer. It can drive over 300 miles on a single charge, recharge from 0-80% in less than 20 minutes, and provide an engaging driving experience.
These features ensure that the Nevera isn’t just faster than traditional competitors, but also offers an overall driving experience that’s more engaging and sustainable.
The Secret Sauce: Advanced Technology
The Nevera’s incredible performance is powered by its advanced battery system, powertrain, and software, all developed in-house at Rimac Group. The front and rear powertrains, each consisting of two individual motors, deliver power to each wheel individually. A state-of-the-art NVIDIA Pegasus-based supercomputer calculates and sends output to the four powertrain systems 100 times a second.
This intricate system, known as Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2, allows for precise power distribution and control, making the record braking model a technological marvel.
Limited Production: Exclusive Ownership
Rimac is building only 150 examples of the Nevera, making it an exclusive possession for a chosen few. Being built on the outskirts of Zagreb, the Nevera is gradually making its way to customers around the world, marking the dawn of a new era in the world of high-performance electric vehicles.
Conclusion: The Dawn of a New Era
Rimac’s record-breaking day is more than just an impressive showcase of performance. It signals a shift in the high-performance automotive landscape. The Nevera’s success illustrates the potential of electric vehicles, not just as an eco-friendly alternative, but as a superior performance machine capable of shattering the benchmarks set by traditional internal combustion engines.
As we move forward, the Nevera serves as a shining beacon of what’s possible, guiding us into an electrified future filled with boundless possibilities.