The Rimac Nevera is an incredible piece of engineering and a recent test conducted by the Croatian automaker proved that no other production automobile comes even close to the electric hypercar in terms of performance. Rimac managed to set a staggering 23 new performance world records with the Nevera during the test at the Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) in Germany. Representatives from both Dewesoft and RaceLogic were present at the test track to independently verify the times. In fact, most of those numbers were far better than what was advertised by Rimac.
Rimac claimed that the Nevera was fitted with road-legal Michelin Cup 2 R tires during the test and the surface of the track was not specially prepared for setting new world records. The Nevera absolutely decimated the 0-60mph acceleration record by registering a time of 1.74 seconds, which is more than a tenth of a second quicker than the official time of 1.85 seconds quoted by Rimac. It should be noted that the sprint was conducted with the industry standard 1-foot rollout in consideration.
The other big world record that the Nevera shattered was of the fastest production vehicle to go from 0 to 249 mph (400 km/h) and then back to zero. The Croatian electric hypercar did it in 29.94 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Koenigsegg Regera in 2019 which took 31.49 seconds. It’s an incredible achievement considering the Nevera weighs 5100 lbs. thanks to its massive battery pack. Rimac is particularly proud of this feat as they claim it to be a combined test of traction, acceleration, power, aerodynamics, braking force, and grip.
Some of the other crucial records set by the Nevera include an 8.25-second quarter mile, 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 9.2 seconds and 0-400 km/h (249 mph) in 21.31 seconds. The record-breaking Nevera was decked out in a special black and electric blue livery as a nod to the Mate Rimac’s very own BMW e-M3 that he built in 2012 as a project car. The Nevera is powered by four electric motors that have a cumulative output of 1,888 hp and a 1,741 lb-ft. Originally called Rimac C Two, the hypercar is limited to just 150 units and has a starting price of $2.2 million.