In a spectacle as electrifying as the lightning-charged Mediterranean storm it takes its name from, Croatia’s Rimac Nevera – already the world’s fastest electric vehicle – has added a further 23 performance records to its name in a single day.
Boasting a stunning design and exceptional agility and handling to match its incredible power of 1,914hp and an astonishing 2,360Nm of torque, the Nevera’s capabilities were never in doubt. With headline figures of 0-60mph in just 1.85 seconds and a truly breathtaking 256mph maximum speed, the quad-motor, carbon fibre hypercar already boasts former F1 world champions among its first customers.
With a production run limited to just 150 examples, and available exclusively in the UK at H.R. Owen, the record-breaking day gave the others fortunate enough to be on the waiting list a very clear idea of just what to expect when they take delivery of this incredible all-electric machine.
Among the 23 independently-verified records set on the day at a private test track in Germany, was acceleration from 0-60mph in just 1.74 seconds – beating Rimac’s own official figure for the benchmark sprint – as well as 0-100mph and 0-200mph, and the quarter-mile.
The Nevera also smashed the previous record for zero to 249mph and back down to zero by more than a second – testament not only to its unrivalled performance but also its all-wheel drive traction, cutting-edge active aerodynamics, and the stopping power of its Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking system.
As company founder and CEO Mate Rimac commented at the time, these records are incredible achievements in themselves, but made all the more so by the fact the Nevera can also achieve a range in excess of 300miles, and is capable of recharging its state-of-the-art 800-volt battery pack from 0-80 per cent in less than 20 minutes.