With an 1813-hp carbon-fiber electric warhead, Rimac Nevera pushes the boundaries of material and human strength. The Nevera from a Croatian company includes a single-piece monocoque chassis with channels of battery cells positioned behind, beneath, and between the seats. The Nevera’s claimed 205-mile driving range won’t win any awards with two electric motors at each axle, but once public infrastructure can really reach those numbers, the Nevera’s claimed DC fast-charging speed of 500 kW should ease any range concerns. The Nevera is a vehicle that valets would compete with one another to park since it is limited to just 150 units and costs $2.2 million.
Rimac Nevera: EV Motor & Performance
The Rimac Nevera features a four-motor totally electric drivetrain with a one-speed direct-drive gearbox and a carbon-sleeved permanent-magnet AC synchronous motor at each wheel to demonstrate that there is no such thing as too much horsepower. The batteries can produce a maximum of 1877 horsepower, however the motors can only produce a maximum of 1813 horsepower. It’s not like the distinctions will be obvious. The two rear drive units each produce 645 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, compared to the two front motors’ 295 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. According to Rimac, the Nevera can accelerate to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 8.5 seconds. That would be faster than anything we’ve tested, but those estimations come with a big caveat—they were obtained on a drag strip that had been prepared. Few people, however, will be insane enough to try the 258 mph high speed claim.
Rimac Nevera: Battery Life & Range
Let’s face it, an outright EV range isn’t the top goal in a car with more horsepower than a Formula 1 racer. The EPA calculated the Nevera’s range to be 205 miles since all that great performance comes at a price. After a few seconds of driving at the car’s 258 mph, the millionaires will calculate how quickly that range depletes. With extra wings of cells spreading beneath the driver and passenger’s side footwells, the Nevera’s large 117.0-kWh battery pack works as an additional point of stiffness for the vehicle’s chassis. This battery pack runs between and below the seats and seatbacks.
The Nevera receives corresponding combined, city, and highway estimated mileage ratings of 53, 53, and 54 MPGe. We are unable to assess the Nevera’s actual mpg since we haven’t driven it on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route, which is a part of our rigorous testing process.
Rimac Nevera: Interior & Infotainment
Although performance is the Nevera’s main priority, Rimac wanted riding in one to be just as exciting as driving one. Although every one of the 150 Neveras may be uniquely tailored with various materials, colours, and embroidery to fit any opulent aesthetic, special care must be paid to the carbon monocoque to which the entire vehicle is linked. The centre fascia of the dashboard, the area around the centre console, and the area covering the steering column are all made of bare carbon. Inside the Croatian all-electric hypercar, suede and gleaming billet aluminium are other often used materials.
Three displays in the command centre of the Nevera show different vehicle functions and data. A big infotainment screen is positioned in the centre of the vehicle and secured using billet machine gear that enables it to fold forward for additional storage. This heavy-duty mounting prevents the display from breaking under the forceful lateral acceleration of the vehicle. Speed, acceleration, and other data are shown on a passenger-side LCD, which is guaranteed to make any copilot’s pulse race.