The Ultimate Rimac Nevera EV Review: Unleashing Power and Effortless Driving Experience

MALIBU, California – Discovering the remarkable ease of driving the $2.1 million Rimac Nevera is the most astonishing aspect of this experience.

The Nevera, an electric hypercar from Croatia, sits remarkably low to the ground. It might seem daunting to enter, but the doors, which lift up and out like a Lamborghini’s, cleverly cut into the roof to prevent any head bumps as you settle into the driver’s seat.

Mastering the controls requires a brief learning period. The gear shifting is done with a large knob beside the steering wheel, the power seat adjustments are on the touchscreen, and the turn signal and headlight switches are mounted directly on the steering wheel. Once you’ve become acquainted with these features, operating the car is simple.

The Nevera gives you great visibility, unlike many other low-profile high-performance cars. It can be challenging to see behind you in vehicles like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. However, the Nevera has just the right amount of rear window and well-designed side mirrors, making highway driving effortless.

The Nevera delivers a mechanical soundtrack that reminds you that you’re piloting a hypercar. Although it lacks an internal combustion engine, the four electric motors produce a melodic mechanical symphony as the car cruises along. The sound is not overpowering, allowing for easy conversation between the driver and passengers. Yet, it serves as a constant reminder of the incredible machine you’re sitting in.

The Nevera is undeniably extraordinary, and its price tag of just over $2 million reflects that. The video will showcase why.

The Fascinating Journey of Rimac

Rimac, Croatia’s sole automaker, has an intriguing backstory. Its founder, Mate (MAH-ta) Rimac, a 35-year-old visionary, delved into electric vehicles after blowing the engine of an old BMW he raced during his teenage years. He rebuilt it with an electric drivetrain, leading to victories and inspiring the establishment of Rimac Automobili in 2009. His dream was to construct an electric supercar in his homeland.

Although the early days of Rimac were challenging, Mate’s timing proved to be impeccable as global automakers embraced electrification. Significant investments from Hyundai and Porsche, along with another 500 million euros (approximately $534 million) raised last year, positioned Rimac as a thriving business providing consultation to traditional automakers keen on producing high-performance electric vehicles. Rimac’s clientele includes Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, and undisclosed others.

The Nevera pays tribute to the powerful summer storms, also known as neveras, that pour into Croatia from the Adriatic Sea. Rimac’s employees draw a parallel between these storms, which are “extremely powerful and charged by lightning,” and their awe-inspiring car.

The Nevera exemplifies Rimac’s expertise in electric vehicles and fulfills Mate Rimac’s long-standing ambition to create an exceptional supercar. It boasts a four-motor design, with each wheel having its motor, and a 120 kilowatt-hour battery pack, providing approximately 300 miles of range under standard driving conditions.

Powerful Motors and a Unique Design

However, the Nevera’s power output is anything but ordinary. The four motors generate an astounding total of 1,914 horsepower and 2,360 newton-meters of torque, enabling a top speed of 258 miles per hour. According to Rimac, it takes merely 1.74 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour.

While I didn’t precisely validate this time, I can attest that such acceleration is plausible. Despite its incredible speed, the Nevera never feels uncontrollable, thanks to impressive engineering.

Equally impressive, albeit more subtle, is how the four motors cooperate. The car’s systems adjust the power output of each motor 100 times per second to optimize handling in real-time. It effortlessly navigates through tight corners, leaving other supercars lagging behind. This capability is a remarkable feat, surpassing what other vehicles can achieve through braking maneuvers.

Considering the car’s weight, around 5,100 pounds, this achievement becomes even more extraordinary. The batteries are cleverly positioned low and close to the center of the Nevera, allowing for balanced weight distribution and minimal noticeability of its weight while driving. The tremendous power available also contributes to this exceptional performance.

In addition to its performance, the Nevera possesses a captivating design. It is an elegant and radical low-profile car that strikes the perfect balance. The flawless carbon fiber exterior and comfortable leather interior reflect Rimac’s commitment to craftsmanship. While Croatia lacks an automotive manufacturing tradition, the Nevera subtly incorporates national pride. The side intakes resemble a cravat, a Croatian-invented ancestor of the modern necktie dating back to the 16th century.

Pricing for the Nevera starts at 2 million euros, approximately $2.1 million. If this falls within your budget, act swiftly, as Rimac plans to produce only 150 units.


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