As Poslovni Dnevnik/Mladen Milicic/VL writes, three years after the premiere of the C_Two prototype with which the Croatian technology company Rimac Automobili impressed the entire world, this Sveta Nedelja-based company recently presented a serial version of the most powerful and fastest electric car in the world, which was given a very resounding name – Nevera.
The Rimac Nevera supercars carry with them a proud Croatian name that truly reflects their utterly incredible performance – 1914 horsepower, acceleration from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds, up to 300 km/h in just 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 412 km/h. This is precisely why this impressive Croatian supercar is named after a quicj, unexpected and powerful Mediterranean storm.
”That’s it. This is the car I dreamed of when I embarked on this ”impossible” journey a decade ago. All of our hard work has resulted in Nevera – our record-breaking hypercar. This car was created to surpass everything and to raise the bar, to raise the standards for high performance cars. Not only in terms of performance, but also as a rounded, balanced road car. When we first introduced the C_Two we set soe extremely high goals. But from the beginning, we were looking for ways to surpass them,” stated Mate Rimac, the founder and executive director of Rimac Automobili.
A technological flagship
He founded the company at the age of 21 back in 2009 with the aim of producing the fastest e-car in the world. Even back then, Rimac chose an excellent niche, the development of e-vehicles, which has now become the main development path for all manufacturers due to ecology issues.
Today, Rimac Automobili and its subsidiaries employ about 1,000 people, and a 200,000-square-metre campus project was recently presented in Kerestinec near Zagreb, which should be built in 2023 with an investment of 200 million euros and a plan to employ another 1,500 people.
Sophisticated e-car technology is sold to the world’s most renowned car companies, and the likes of Porsche and Hyundai have invested hundreds of millions of kuna in the company. The last major investment came in March 2021 when the German giant Porsche invested another 70 million euros in Rimac’s company and increased its stake from 15.5 to 24 percent.
“We’ll produce only 150 Rimac Nevera supercars, with each car produced here in Croatia, motivated by the passion of the entire team for cars,” said Rimac. The prominent price for the Nevera is two million euros.
We’re most pleased that most of the key components of the Rimac Nevera supercars were developed at the company’s headquarters in Croatia and contain many unique technologies, and all systems have been improved over the last three years since the first prototype was shown, by hundreds of our engineers and experts working at Rimac Automobili,” Rimac stated.
E-motor efficiency: 97 percent
The key to Nevera’s outstanding performance is in Rimac’s unique electric drive. Each component of the electric powertrain has been developed to achieve higher torque, better performance and increased efficiency.
The unique, liquid-cooled H-shaped battery with 6960 cells, with a capacity of 120 kWh, was designed by the Rimac team from scratch and placed in the very heart of the Rimac Nevera supercars.
Four separate motors with permanent magnets individually drive each of the wheels. Together they deliver 1914 hp and 2360 Nm of torque, which is more than any supercar with a “conventional engine” currently available on the market. The front and rear wheels are connected to the engines via a single-speed transmission.
Designed to achieve maximum torque immediately, Nevera electric motors achieve an efficiency of 97 percent – compared to 40 percent seen in the most efficient internal combustion engines – and no maintenance is needed throughout their service life.
With space for two passengers and luggage (100 l boot/trunk capacity), the Nevera is a car made for regular use. There are three high-resolution TFT screens in the cockpit, and the driver chooses how much information they want to see.
Rimac’s factory won’t produce two Nevera cars the same, as customers can choose from a wide range of custom designs and materials themselves.
In addition to a state-of-the-art personalisation programme, Rimac Automobili will offer its main model in GT, Signature, Timeless or Bespoke custom models. As part of the user journey, every Nevera owner will be invited here to Croatia to design their car to their liking.
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