The already-fastest electric vehicle, the Rimac Nevera, has gotten even faster. After visiting the Automotive Testing center in Germany at the end of April, Rimac released a series of acceleration data that painted an image of a car that had entered a new domain of performance, beating Koenigsegg to at least one record. The manufacturer claims that the Nevera can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.74 seconds and can reach 100 mph in 3.21 seconds. It reached 200 miles per hour in 10.86 seconds and ran a quarter mile in 8.25 seconds while stationary.
Racelogic and the instrumentation vendor Dewesoft both agreed on the accuracy of the data. The automobile can accelerate from 0 to 400 km/h in just 29.93 seconds, which is 1.5 seconds quicker than the Koenigsegg Regera and one of the most astonishing numbers. The company’s founder, Mate Rimac, points out that this is faster than the McLaren F1, previously the gold standard of the world’s supercars, which could reach a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour (217 miles per hour).
The speed of the Nevera is incredible. It can complete the quarter-mile drag in just 12.83 seconds, which is fast for a combustion-powered vehicle. For comparison, a brand-new Nissan Z with 400 horsepower can reach 60 miles per hour in about 13 seconds. Below you’ll find a complete rundown of the car’s recent accomplishments, including confirmed results from Racelogic and Dewesoft.
The Nevera broke 23 records for both acceleration and braking, which is amazing but not entirely unexpected. Rimac’s top-of-the-line Hypercar offers 1,914 horsepower for $2.5 million. It has a 120-kilowatt-hour battery and four electric motors, one for each wheel. If you’re not aiming to set any acceleration records, the manufacturer claims it can take you 340 miles.
In fact, despite weighing in at a hefty 4,740 pounds, the automobile appears to transcend many of the fundamental complaints of electric cars. Keep in mind that the Nevera is an early example of an electric hypercar. One day soon, the time it takes to go from zero to sixty may be a fraction of a second.