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New Rimac Electric Hypercar Is World’s Fastest Accelerating Production Car

The Rimac Nevera Crushed Production Car Records Going from 0-60mph in 1.9 Seconds

Nevera June 2021 Mike Mareen Shutterstock

Croatian automaker Rimac Automobili breaks the production car acceleration barrier with its new, electric-powertrain Nevera. Called the “hypercar 2.0,” the company recently put the Nevera’s pedal to the metal at the Famosa Raceway in California. On August 13, 2021, pro Dragtimes driver Brooks Weisblat took the next-gen sports car for a few spins around the track before fully unleashing the beast in the 11th run.

The result? Broken records. The Nevera covered a 1/4 mile of the 149-degree F VHT track in 8.582 seconds (an official best for production cars), hitting a top speed of 167.5 mph. Along the way, it also set the world acceleration record for production cars.

Rimac Electric Hyper-Car 2.0

In addition to its highly adaptive, four-motor electric powertrain, the Nevera boasts an advanced control system. Rimac describes the dynamic controls:

With its Launch Control engaged – done by simply putting your left foot on the brake and flooring the accelerator – the Nevera prepared to unleash the full force of its 1,914hp powertrain through four separate electric motors. Having lifted a foot off the brake, the Nevera’s advanced control systems, including Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2, constantly monitored which wheels had the most grip, portioning out the power to minimise wheelspin and maximise acceleration as it launched down the strip.

The two-door electric hypercar breaks another production car boundary line with its mega battery pack — the largest ever for this segment. The battery architecture not only powers the Nevera’s elite performance, it endows the car with a range of 340 miles on a single, full charge.

Production, Availability

Rimac first premiered the Nevera in 2018, under the “C Two” moniker. Now the Croatian innovator is ready to start rolling the 2022 Nevera out, but don’t expect to see this bad mammajamma on your local showroom floors — this run is limited to just 150 cars. We’re still awaiting pricing and availability details. But, this is one of those “if you have to ask…” situations.

See a list of the Rimac Nevera’s key features below and head to Rimac for more information.

Photo: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock

Rimac Nevera Key Features

  • 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds
  • 1,914 horsepower power train, 2360Nm torque
  • Four independent synchronous electric motors (liquid-cooled, permanent magnet)
  • Front and rear single-speed gearboxes
  • Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2
  • Electrically adjustable dampers
  • Butterfly coupe doors
  • Carbonfiber monocoque (70,000 newton-meters per degree)
  • Bonded carbon roof
  • Rear carbon subframe
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (standard)
  • Integrated structural battery pack (120kWh, 6960-cell LiNiMnCoO2)
  • 340-mile range per charge (WLTP cycle)
  • 30-minutes to 80% fast charging
  • Over-the-air performance software updating
  • Level 4 autonomous driving capability with advanced driver assistance
Interior detail of the Rimac Nevera concept car in 2018. Photo: Shutterstock

About Jilli Cluff

Jilli is a contributor and editor brought up on four-wheelers and country roads. Her true introduction to the automotive world came in 2006 with the purchase of her first car — a near-mint 1972 VW Squareback. In 2016, she obtained motorcycle licensure and bought her first bike — a humble Honda Rebel. She's been enamored with bikes ever since. Jilli is currently based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.