Three years after the “C_Two” concept, this is the first electric hypercar from the Croatian brand Rimac. It’s called “Nevera” and 150 copies are produced, priced at $ 2.4 million and 1900 horsepower to get it to 100 km / h in just 1.85 seconds. The surplus par excellence in a market that is rapidly moving towards electricity.
From concept to series
During the event, Rimac didn’t mistake us for the new Nevera. The style of the previous concept has been retained. Its appearance is reminiscent of both Koenigsegg and the size of the Lotus Evija, another electric hypercar that was produced in 130 copies. Under the body, Rimac is said to have broken a record by designing the largest carbon fiber part in the automotive industry. This is its monocoque chassis.
An electric motor for each wheel, powered by the 120 kW battery in the middle of the car. Overall, the Rimac Nevera develops 1900 horsepower and its teams say it can reach speeds of 415 km / h. The Lotus Evija is more powerful (2000 hp), but claims in 3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h and a top speed of 340 km / h.
In order to increase the efficiency of such instantaneous power through its electric motors, the Nevera uses intelligent control for the traction of each wheel. The torque is reassessed up to 100 times per second in order to be able to develop all the force on the ground.
In the technological field, we detect the presence of multiple radar sensors, ultrasound and cameras to read the road … or rather the racetrack. An “AI driving trainer” mode (AI for artificial intelligence) is available to give the pilot tips on braking, re-accelerating, etc.
Rimac, supplier to Porsche
In Croatia, Rimac doesn’t just attract the richest people. The manufacturer has a very close relationship with Porsche, which presents it as a “leading supplier” in the high-tech segment.
It must be said that Porsche holds 24% of Rimac’s capital, in a context where the Volkswagen group (owner of Porsche) wants to part with Bugatti … to sell it on to Rimac. A trio and relationships that have been very vague so far, but which are well received and pave the way for the electric sports cars of tomorrow.