Named for a “quick, unexpected and mighty” Mediterranean storm that “races across the open sea off Croatia”, the Rimac Nevera has made its debut. Said Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili, “this is the car I had in mind when I embarked on the ‘impossible’ journey ten years ago. All our hard work has resulted in the Nevera, our record-breaking hypercar”.

Rimac Nevera
High downforce mode increases downforce by 326 percent, Rimac says.

According to Rimac, the Nevera was built to “outperform” and “raise the bar”, and redefine the norm for performance cars, while being a true all-round hypercar. “Like the force of nature it’s named after, [the Nevera] is just as adept at transforming its character in an instant, from assured and comfortable grand tourer to ultra-focused performance machine,” the Croatian manufacturer says.

Rimac Nevera
Butterfly doors provide access to the interior.

The Nevera is a production-ready version of the C_Two concept car Rimac revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. For the Nevera, hypercar and electric technology specialist Rimac Automobili has improved on all systems of the C-Two, enhancing the initial prototype to deliver on the company’s performance targets set out at the beginning of the project.

Rimac Nevera
The interior features a trio of configurable high-definition displays.

Sourcing power from a 120 kWh battery pack, the Nevera’s quad electric motor setup produces a total power and torque output of 1 427 kW and 2 360 N.m. Rimac claims the Nevera is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in 1,97 seconds and from zero to 300 km/h in 9,3 seconds, and complete the quarter-mile sprint in “a record-breaking” 8,6 seconds. The Nevera has a maximum speed of 412 km/h, Rimac says.

Rimac Nevera
Tactile billet aluminium switchgear provide an analogue feel to the electric hypercar.

For the Nevera, Rimac has developed numerous innovative active aerodynamic elements to “elevate” the electric hypercar’s cooling, performance, stability and efficiency abilities. According to the manufacturer, the Nevera’s “ground-breaking” monocoque, which includes a bonded carbon roof, integrated structural battery pack and rear carbon subframe, forms the largest single carbon-fibre piece in the automotive industry.

The Nevera, Rimac says, features the world’s first AI driver coach for an immersive driving experience

“Designed and engineered to unleash an unprecedented level of performance,” the Nevera will cost €2 million (R32 802 356,10)