As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the gorgeous Nevera supercar was driven by Miroslav Zrncevic, the main test driver of the Bugatti Rimac car, who explained that the maximum speed of the Nevera was 420 km per hour, and the maximum speed it achieved in this particular race against an aircraft was 350 km per hour.
As part of a three-day meeting of supercar owners held this weekend in Varazdin, Rimac’s Nevera supercar faced off an acrobatic plane in a race – and this Croatian-made car won.
Three hundred visitors witnessed the unprecedented spectacle, a race between the Nevera supercar and an acrobatic plane, and despite the strong winds that disturbed both the driver of the Nevera and the pilot, the experienced helmsmen of their respective vehicles put on an amazing 20-minute show. In the battle in which both the Nevera supercar and the plane reached speeds above 350 km per hour, the final and convincing victory was won by entrepreneur Mate Rimac’s car from Sveta Nedelja near Zagreb.
“We made two attempts at it, during the first attempt we were aligned to the goal where I started to go, and in the second attempt I basically let the plane go so that we could show spectators a little more about the difference in speed,” said Zrncevic.
As Peter Podlunsek, an experienced Red Bull acrobatic pilot who flew the plane, pointed out, the race against the Nevera supercar was technically very demanding.
“First of all, flights when you fly upside down at 300 km plus per hour with strong winds blowing aren’t so common, so there was a lot of turbulence to deal with,” explained Podlunsek, who has been behind the wheel for several races, but this is his first against a hypercar.
The main organiser of the spectacle was Kresimir Mostarcic.
The spectacle was held as part of a three-day meeting in which Mostarcic brought expensive cars to Varazdin, so Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, Jaguars, Porsches, Maserattis drove through the streets of this continental Croatian city, and the highlight was the arrival of Rimac’s Croatian-made Nevera.
“My vision is that even smaller cities can be the centres of top car events. I’m glad that this meeting was recognised by our friends and partners from many European countries, and the owners of these cars came from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Slovenia,” said Mostarcic.
He noted that the mayor of Varazdin, Neven Bosilj, and the director of the city’s Tourist Board, Jelena Toth, also both expressed a desire for this event to be repeated.
Mostarcic announced that similar events called FLY OVER by CleanFellas will be held in both Osijek and Pula.
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