Three years after the “C_Two” concept, here is the first electric hypercar from the Croatian brand Rimac. It is called “Nevera” and will be produced in 150 copies, for a price of 2.4 million dollars and a power of 1900 horsepower to propel it to 100 km / h in just 1.85 seconds. The excess par excellence in a market that is moving at a rapid pace towards electricity.
From concept to series
During the event, Rimac did not confuse us with the new Nevera. The style of the previous concept has been retained. Its look is reminiscent of both Koenigsegg and the size of the Lotus Evija, another electric hypercar produced in 130 copies. Under the body, Rimac is said to have broken a record by designing the largest carbon fiber part in the automotive industry. This is its monocoque chassis.
For each wheel, an electric motor powered by the 120 kW battery in the center of the car. In all, the Rimac Nevera produces 1900 horsepower and its teams say it can reach speeds of 415 km / h. The Lotus Evija is more powerful (2000 hp) but claims a 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds and a top speed of 340 km / h.
To increase the efficiency of such an amount of instantaneous power through its electric motors, the Nevera uses an intelligent controller for the traction of each wheel. The torque is thus reassessed up to 100 times per second to be able to develop all the power to the ground.
On the technological part, we note the presence of several radar sensors, ultrasound, and cameras to read the road … or rather the circuit. An “AI driving coach” mode (AI for artificial intelligence) is available to give indications to the pilot on when to brake, to re-accelerate, and so on.
Rimac, supplier to Porsche
In Croatia, Rimac does not only catch the eye of the richest people. The manufacturer has very close relations with Porsche, which presents it as “A leading supplier” in the high-tech segment.
It must be said that Porsche owns 24% of the capital of Rimac, in a context where the Volkswagen group (owner of Porsche) wishes to separate from Bugatti… to resell it to Rimac. A trio and relations that have been very fuzzy so far, but which seem to continue well and set the stage for the electric sports cars of tomorrow.