If you’re one of the 150 customers shelling out $2.5 million USD for a Rimac Nevera, we have a question for you: would you drive it in the snow?
Whether you would or not, the 1,914 horsepower Nevera can certainly handle it. Rimac Automobili, a Croatia-based electric vehicle company founded in 2009, recently spent two weeks testing the hypercar in the snow and ice near the Arctic Circle in Sweden at Piirelli’s Sottozero Centre.
Following the cold-weather testing, CEO Mate Rimac, quoted in this Elektrek article, had this to say about the car’s performance and the engineering that makes it possible:
“Finding that balance of creating a rewarding, but safe, drive in a 1,914hp car with four independent electric motors while also building a chassis that delivers delicate on-the-edge adjustability has been our goal from day one, and as our final stages of testing come to close, I can confidently say that’s exactly what we’ve achieved with Nevera.”
The Nevera is indeed a graceful beast of a hypercar, outfitted with a 120 kWh, 6,960-cell battery that provides 1,914 hp, 2,360 Nm of torque. Its top speed is 258 mph (412 km/h), and it goes from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.85 seconds, and 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 4.3 seconds.
As of right now, the Nevera is the fastest accelerating production car in the world–even though the scale of that production is only 150.
Elon Musk, meanwhile, has promised 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds in the Tesla Roadster–and that’s without cold air jets in the trunk. With cold air jets, the Tesla Roadster has a stated acceleration goal of 0-60 1.2 seconds, a rate of acceleration so dramatic that could actually make some occupants of the car pass out!
But the Tesla Roadster is still in the concept stage, whereas the Rimac Nevera is on the cusp of actual deliveries.
If you don’t have the 2.4M$US in your pocket, definitely try to wait for the Roadster. At a quarter million it’ll be a real bargain!