The $2.1 million Rimac Nevera achieved speeds of 256 mph while cruising around a test track in Germany, earning the title of the world’s fastest electric car.
The record speed was achieved by Miro Zrnevich, Rimac’s chief test and development driver, who unleashed the power of the four Nefer engines when the car hit head-on, allowing it to travel at one-third the speed of sound.
The two-seater supercar features a four Rimac-designed engines that propel it from zero to 60 in just 1.85 seconds and to 100 mph in 4.3 seconds, but record-breaking speed has been the automaker’s goal since it first unveiled the Nevera at the Geneva Motor Show. 2018.
However, Bloomberg revealed that Rimac said it reached 258 miles per hour, which is 415 kilometers per hour, while the speed of the car shown in a video clip only reached 412 kilometers per hour, which is equivalent to 256 miles per hour.
Rimac put its $2.1 million Nevera to the test on a German race track to see how fast the electric car could go with its four motors powering
The Croatian company announced that the car reached 412 km / 256 mph, after the driver crashed directly on the track.
Bloomberg also noted that there was no representative from Guinness World Records, which needs to claim anything as the fastest in the world, but Rimac told the media that ‘because it takes a very long time to get a Guinness certification’, he used instead One such word is Racelogic, a V-Box device that is used to measure speeds through the Global Positioning System (GPS).
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No matter the speed bug, Nevera still beats the competition even if the company’s accounts are down.
Aspark Owl can reach speeds of 249 mph and; Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S Plaid reaches speeds of 216 mph.
However, the Nevera is still no match for gas-powered vehicles – the Bugatti Chiron Supersport 300+ has a record speed of 304.773 mph.
The record speed was achieved by Miro Zrnevich, Rimac’s chief test and development driver, who said that reaching the record speed was an emotional experience.
With his hands on the wheel, Zrnčević unleashed the power of all four engines and slammed them to the ground as soon as he hit the straight section of the track.
Rimac ran a test run at the Pepenburg auto test track in Germany, which features two curves and two inclines of straight track.
“Traveling at 412 kilometers per hour, or 258 miles per hour, means traveling at one-third the speed of sound,” Zrnevich said in a statement.
I’ve been driving the Nevera since first turning the wheel and seeing the car so perfectly honed today is a truly emotional moment.
“The most important thing I learned during the top speed attempt was how well the car was configured and stable – which confirms that our aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics teams have done an amazing job.”
While this Nevera drives at a record speed, the version delivered to customers is limited to 219 mph—258 mph can only be achieved under special conditions and support from the Rimac team, which the company shared in a press release.
This includes the precautions taken with the tires, which take a great deal of pressure during such kicks.
The Rimac Nevera’s speed meant it was traveling at one-third the speed of sound
While this version of the Nevera runs at a record speed, the version delivered to customers is limited to 219 mph — it can only achieve 258 mph under special conditions and support from the Rimac team, which the company shared in a press release.
Bloomberg also noted that there was no representative from Guinness World Records, which needs to claim anything as the world’s fastest, but Rimac told the media that ‘because it takes a very long time to get a Guinness certification’, he used instead From that word racelogic. A V-Box device that is used to measure speeds through the Global Positioning System (GPS)
The Nevera features an all-electric powertrain with 1,725 lb-ft of torque, individually adjustable to each wheel.
Each Nevera tire is independently powered by a single, dedicated electric motor that directs torque accordingly.
Includes six driving modes to improve throttle response and suspension stiffness – Drift mode and Launch Control are included.
And according to Rimac, the Nevera gets 300 miles per charge.
Production of the Nevera is currently underway at Rimac’s headquarters on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia, and the first cars are already in with customers around the world.
However, only 50 vehicles will be built, all of which are slated to be built at Rimac’s headquarters in Croatia.