This summer, the inaugural Rimac Nevera was delivered to its owner, professional competitive track driver Nico Rosberg. It’s probably best that it went to the recently retired F1 careerist; the nearly-2,000 horsepower hypercar is so quick it can launch to 60 in 1.85 seconds.
Car lovers and those who have followed the fortunes of Rimac will recall that the Croatian specialty company was founded only about thirteen years ago, and merged with the reigning king of the exotics, Bugatti, with Porsche claiming 45% ownership. The EV startup’s first salvo, Concept_One, was an all hand-made singularity developed while the company was still independent. It featured a 1,072 -horsepower from a combined four-motor powertrain. The C_Two followed shortly thereafter; it would officially become the Nevera.
The Nevera’s four-motor setup follows from the Concept_One’s, but in the case of the latter-day model the quartet delivers a collective 1,914 horsepower. The carbon fiber monocoque and constantly-adjusting All-Wheel Torque Vectoring system also have their roots in the Concept_One.
The Nevera’s more unusual features include its Coach mode, which helps out at high speeds by employing an AI F1 driver of sorts. Rosberg is retired, after all. A little relaxation at 200 MPH might be nice.
The first Nevera is one of 150 planned for production. All have been spoken for, at about $2.5 million a whack.