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Rimac Nevera Plays In Snow One Last Time Before Customer Deliveries Commence

Rimac has shared footage of the Nevera’s final winter testing before the car gets delivered to its owners

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Rimac, now Bugatti Rimac, unveiled the Nevera back in June 2020 as a 1,900-horsepower electric hypercar. It put every car on the market on notice because it debuted as the world’s fastest electric car with a top speed of 258 mph. Priced at over $2 million a pop, Rimac had limited the production of the Nevera to just 150 examples. The car has still not been delivered to the customers, but Rimac has shared some images and video of the Nevera’s final winter tests ahead of the first customer deliveries.

Rimac’s Final Winter Testing

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Rimac shared a video and some images of the Nevera’s final winter testing. The hypercar completed two weeks of winter testing at Pirelli’s Sottozero Center near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. The automaker tested the car at night when temperatures were at the extreme and fine-tuned systems like the ABS, ESP, and torque-vectoring.

Rimac has teamed up with Pirelli to develop winter tires for the Nevera. While the standard set you get is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, the recommended winter tires are the Pirelli P Zero Winter.


What They Had To Say

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The automaker said that the car took part in its final winter testing near the Arctic Circle in Sweden ahead of the deliveries
Miroslav Zrnčević, Bugatti Rimac Chief Test and Development Driver, said, “Testing on a low grip surface like this allows us to make consistent and accurate observations on how our systems are performing in low temperatures. Things happen much more slowly than they would do on asphalt, and we have nice, even, smooth handling tracks so we know the data we get isn’t affected by surface imperfections or temperature swings. After these two weeks of testing, we’re happy to see exactly the results we wanted to achieve. “

What’s The Rimac Nevera All About?

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The Nevera was launched in June 2021, three years after Rimac previewed the concept at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

The Rimac Nevera started life as the C_Two Concept and was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Three years later, the Croatian automaker revealed the production version with the moniker, Nevera.

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The Nevera features a quad-motor setup - one electric motor on each wheel - that produces 1,914 horses and 1,741 pound-feet of torque combined

The Nevera comes with a quad-motor setup – one electric motor on each wheel – that produce 1,914 horsepower and 1,741 pound-feet of torque combined!

Courtesy of this, the Nevera can sprint to 62 mph from rest in just 1.85 seconds. The top speed is rated at 258 mph, making it the world’s fastest EV. The 0-100 mph sprint is done is just 4.3 seconds, whereas the quarter-mile run is completed in 8.6 seconds.

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The Nevera features a 120 kWh battery pack that helps it achieve 342 miles on a single charge as per the WLTP ratings. The EPA ratings will be slightly less, perhaps around the 310-mile mark. The company claims it supports charging speeds of up to 500 kW! A real-world test showed a speed of over 300 kW at an Ionity superfast charging station, but we’ll have to see in the future if the 500 kW claim is actually achieved or not. This station, by the way, supported up to 350 kW.

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The Nevera is an art in itself. The hypercar’s monocoque consists of a bonded carbon roof, an integrated structural battery pack, and a rear carbon sub-frame composed of 2200 carbon fiber plies and 222 aluminum inserts. The weight of the monocoque is less than 440 pounds. Overall, it isn’t the lightest vehicle at 4,729 pounds, but for a hypercar with four electric motors and a massive 120 kWh battery pack, this is admirable.

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As mentioned earlier, it comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires as standard. As for the braking duties, they are taken over by 15.4-inch Brembo carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston calipers. There are a lot of aero elements present here as well. For a car that achieves speeds in excess of 250 mph, this is a necessity.

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At launch, the company noted that the Nevera was 34-percent more aero efficient than the concept. It’s not just the regular aero elements that do the work here; even the shape of the pillars, the hood profile, etc. were tweaked to add to the aero efficiency. The diffusers, the splitter, and the radiator are designed to channel more airflow. There is a ‘High Downforce’ switch that boosts the downforce by 326-percent!

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Swipe up to read about the Rimac Nevera and watch its winter testing video

The Rimac Nevera will reach the customers in the next couple of months. It is priced at €2 million ($2.18 million approx. at the time of writing this article).

Rimac Nevera specifications
Powertrain Quad electric motor
Power 1,914 HP
Torque 1,741 LB-FT
0 to 62 mph 1.85 seconds
0 to 100 mph 4.3 seconds
0 to 186 mph 9.3 seconds
Quarter mile time 8.6 seconds
Top Speed 258 mph
Battery pack 120 kWh
Range 342 miles
Sidd Dhimaan
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