Blessed by America: The Rimac Nevera Gets the Pass
Only $20 million spent on crash tests were needed!by Alina Moore, on LISTEN 02:36
Back in June, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) announced that the 004CS is now finally street legal in the U.S. Today we have more good news: Mate Rimac - CEO of Rimac Automobili - announced on his Facebook account that the Nevera supercar has finally been approved for U.S. roads. The Nevera was announced back in August 2021 and will be limited to only 150 units, though so don’t get your hopes up to actually see one. The model will be built in Croatia at the same plant as the Pininfarina Battista, which is based on the same platform. In Europe, the Nevera completed crash testing for homologation, and the first units were registered for road use in Croatia.
The Rimac Nevera comes with a quad-motor setup that delivers a combined 1,914 horsepower and 1,741 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds and can hit a top speed of 258 mph, making it the world’s fastest EV. According to the WLTP ratings, Nevera’s 120 kWh battery pack helps it achieve 342 miles on a single charge. However, according to the certificates published by Mate Rimac, the Nevera has received an all-electric range estimate of 287.28 miles - as per EPA ratings. It might not be as impressive as the WLTP rating, but it is a lot for such a powerful supercar.
Mate Rimac’s post came with the following update: "Last documents for US homologation arrived as well (EPA & CARB). Nevera is now EU and US homologated and ready for delivery. Also, Production Car #002 is on pre-delivery testing on roads around Zagreb today. But not up to us to show pictures - that will be done by the customers when they want to. Probably coming in a couple of weeks... So - finally getting there thanks to the huge efforts by the whole team."
In a previous post, Mate Rimac also announced that the company had to make 45 crash-tests and destroy 9 complete cars in order to complete all testing. While back then only the EU cars were ready to be shipped to customers, now the U.S. customers finally received the good news: their cars will arrive shortly. Just for your info, if you do the math, considering the Nevera is priced at $2.3 million, Rimac had to destroy $20 million worth of vehicles to complete all the tests.