More powerful than the Bugatti Chiron, but all-electric: Today, electric supercar manufacturer Rimac Automobili unveiled a production version of the C_Two, now called Nevera. The supercar, 2 million euros, is fully electric, with 1914 horsepower and 412 km / h. Is it just a coincidence that these are Bugatti-level values? After all, Rimac wanted to buy the company at one point or another.
Nevera is the ready-to-production version of the Rimac C_Two concept car, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018. Since then, Rimac engineers have refined their new flagship program in a comprehensive development program across all levels to achieve the ultimate electric supercar driving experience.
“This is it. This is the car I was thinking of when I started my” impossible “journey ten years ago. All our hard work has resulted in the Nefera – the record-breaking hypercar. This car was born to distinguish, raise the bar and redefine the standard for high-performance vehicles. – And not just in terms of performance – but as an all-in-one package.
When we first introduced C_Two, we set our goals very high. Nothing else even came close to keeping up with the modern electric drive and the car’s superior performance. But that was just the starting point for us. ”Rimac Automobili, founder and CEO, explains Matti Rimac.
Rimac plans to manufacture only 150 Nevera models, each of which will be manufactured in Croatia. To confirm his commitment to the project, Mate Rimac will personally test and sign each squad before it is shipped to customers from the company’s current production site in the suburbs of Zagreb.
Fittingly, Nevera has a Croatian name that reflects the sheer power a car can unleash in the blink of an eye. Nevira is what locals call a fast, unexpected and powerful Mediterranean storm racing across the open sea off Croatia.
A wide series of changes to the Nevera’s body, air inlets and air intakes resulted in a 34 percent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency compared to early prototypes.
Switching from “high downforce” to “low drag” mode reduces air resistance by 17.5 percent and provides a coefficient of drag of 0.3. Returning to “high contact pressure” increases the contact pressure by 326 percent.
The unique H-shaped, liquid-cooled 120 kWh battery with 6,960 cells from the ground up was developed by Rimac and forms the core of Nevera. The 1.4 MW lithium / manganese / nickel battery is integral to the core of the vehicle and increases the structural rigidity of the monocoque carbon fiber by 37 percent.
The optimized position of the battery in the depth and center in the car’s floor contributes to a significant decrease in the center of gravity. This contributes to an excellent 48/52 front / rear weight distribution and the best possible handling balance.
Four individually detailed surface-mounted permanent magnets drive the Nevera’s four wheels. Together, these two pillars deliver 1,914 hp and 2,360 Nm of torque, which is three times the power of a conventional-engine super sports car. Both the front and rear wheels are linked by a pair of single-speed transmission.
Nevera electric motors can provide maximum torque from the very first moment. It has 97 percent efficiency – compared to 40 percent of the most efficient combustion engines – and is completely maintenance free throughout its entire service life.
With the ability to sprint at 100 km / h in 1.85 seconds and accelerate to a top speed of 412 km / h, Nefer opens a new dimension in supercar performance. It takes just 4.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 161 km / h (100 mph) and maintains impressive acceleration throughout a full throttle cycle, reaching 300 km / h from a standstill in 9.3 seconds. Finally, it hit a record quarter mile in a time of 8.6 seconds.
The cockpit has three high-resolution TFT screens that display as much or little of the information a user needs. The cockpit design is divided into two zones designed for driving on the racetrack and comfort. The entire upper zone is focused on driving pleasure and performance, while the lower portion houses the infotainment system, comfort controls and driving data.
The billet’s aluminum touch discs and switches – including three displays with discs – ensure a steady analog feel designed to make using the latest digital technology even more enjoyable for the driver. From the cockpit, the driver can monitor every aspect of the vehicle’s performance using real-time telemetry – the data can be downloaded to a laptop or smartphone for later review.
No two people leave the Rimac factory with the same look or the same equipment, as customers can choose from a wide range of custom equipment and material options. In addition to the company’s premium customization program, Rimac will offer its flagship edition in different versions: GT, Signature, Timeless, or customers can choose a bespoke version on demand.
Every Nevera owner is invited to Croatia to customize his car to his liking. Nevera itself will be available exclusively through Rimac’s global dealer network, which includes 19 locations and several major cities in the world in Europe, North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Rimac doesn’t provide any information on Nevera’s pricing, but we’re guessing seven numbers.