As electric vehicles grow more popular throughout the world, expenditures in research and development for the next generation of vehicles have enabled several automobile manufacturers to achieve new heights. Rimac’s years of effort have paid off, as the Rimac Nevera is now the world’s quickest electric production automobile. The hypercar reached a high speed of 412kph, a record unrivaled in recent years.
The record-breaking race took held at the Automotive Testing Papenburg circuit in Germany, which has two 4km straights. The Rimac Nevera is equipped with a Racelogic V-Box, a high-precision GPS-based measurement system that confirms the Nevera’s peak speed. The automobile is powered by four Rimac-designed electric motors capable of delivering 1,914hp, allowing it to accelerate from “0 to 60mph in under 1.85 seconds, and to 100mph in 4.3 seconds,” according to the press announcement.
To reach top speed, the Nevera is outfitted with Michelin Cup 2Rs tires and is monitored by a Michelin professional. This implies that the vehicle develops “an aerodynamic profile that balances drag and downforce to provide high-speed stability.” It can convert 2,360Nm of torque into the forward force required to establish new records. The 412kph aim has always been the goal for the Zagreb-based label. When the Nevera was initially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018 (as the C Two), the Rimac team was already working towards this aim.
“To move at 412kph, or 258mph, implies traveling at a third of the speed of sound,” said Miro Zrnevi, Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver, who was behind the wheel of the Nevera. Simply doing that in a road vehicle is quite difficult, but in Nevera, we have designed a car that can go vast distances on a single charge, handle tight and twisty race circuits, drift, and shatter straight-line speed records, both for acceleration and V-MAX.”
“I’ve driven Nevera since it first spun a wheel, and seeing the flawlessly honed automobile that it is today is a really emotional experience.” “The most significant thing I learnt during the top-speed attempt was how calm and steady the car was, indicating that our aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics teams did an incredible job,” he concluded.
Setting this new record heralds a new era in the field of electric vehicles, which have frequently been compared to traditional fuel-powered automobiles. While the current generation of automobiles is faster, it is not always faster than its predecessors. Nevera’s record stretched the envelope of the possibility of the vehicle electrification movement even farther. This might be another inducement for customers to make the transition because they know their speed will not be harmed.
The electric car market is heating up, with more launches on the way and Rolls-Royce The Spectre premiere in October affirming the industry’s bright future. There will undoubtedly be more launches in the months ahead, and we eagerly await what other automobile manufacturers have to offer.