29 July 2022
The first Rimac Nevera is registered. It’s unclear whether it is Mr Rimac’s motor car or the first of the 150 limited supply customer cars.
Whether or not it is significant, it means the Nevera is road-legal and presumably the start of customer deliveries.
‘After five years of development, over 1,000 people in the project, 17 prototypes produced, 45 crash tests, nine cars destroyed during crash tests and thousands of other tests.’
As you would expect, the car was designed and hand-built at the company’s headquarters outside Zagreb, Croatia.
The Nevera produces 1,888 hp from its four electric motors, allowing it to hit 62mph in 1.97seconds and achieve a quarter of a mile in 8.6seconds and a top speed of 256mph, and impressively, a range of 341 miles based on initial testing and simulation.
To quote Rimac, ‘Capable of exceptional speeds, swift and powerful beyond comprehension. Like the mighty storm system from which it takes its name, Nevera is a force like no other. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Croatia, defined by function and forged from a love for automotive, Nevera was born to outperform .’
And what about Bugatti? The newly formed Bugatti Rimac (comprising: Bugatti Automobiles and Rimac Automobili), 45% owned by Porsche, 22%, Hyundai 11%, Mate Rimac 35% and 35%, others.
Rimac Group owns the 55% balance of Bugatti Rimac, which I guess means Mate Rimac is the prime mover.
According to Mate Rimac, ‘It will be heavily electrified, but we’ll have a very attractive combustion engine. When people see the next-generation Bugatti, I think they will be surprised that I was pushing for something like that because people associate me with electric cars.’
We will see!
Oh, the cost of the Nevera is around £1.6 million.