The Mercedes Benz SLS came with its electric version to tell the world that one the internal combustion engine that gave us the powerful sounds and rides from the dream machines gives way, the dream machine would still lie on. Well, there is a huge milestone in the electric hypercar world coming from Croatia. It is the Rimac Nevera.
Rimac pronounced as Rimats gives us the Nevera which is an all-electric hyper GT car from Rimac Automobili. A lot has been going on behind the scene and much will be coming to the surface very shortly even though only 250 units of this car will be produced.
The numbers; 4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors at every wheel. 1914 bhp, 1,740 lb-ft of torque and those translate to 0 to 100kph in less than 2 seconds which makes it the fastest accelerating production car in the world, 0 to 160kph at 4 seconds and 0 to 300 will take about 9 seconds. It will go on to a Vmax of 412kph. It will cover a distance of 647 miles on one charge, so it should cover Lagos to Abuja on one charge. 80% of the charge can be restored in 30 minutes.
The car has an H shaped 120kwh Lithium/Manganese/Nickel battery pack. There are 6,960 of those along the spine of the car and behind the cockpit. The Pininfarina Batista has a similar setup and that is because Rimac supplies Pininfarina as well as other key players like Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg and Hyundai. Both cars are also been produced on the same assembly line at the same rate of 4 per month.
Mate Rimac started Rimac as a battery company though it produces all the components of the hyper electric car like the inverters and electric motors in-house. He made his first electric car by fitting an electric powertrain into an old E30 BMW 3 series in 2008. This car goes with a price tag that says £1.7m.
Once you get past the butterfly doors into the Nevera, you find that it isn’t just a speedy car with everything inside depicting race. It actually is a GT with some serious high quality infotainment system. You get billet aluminium. There are 3 high-definition TFT screens and the main one can be configured to suit you. It will give you some high end driving information you may not need.
The RImac Nevera will start getting to owners by this December.