The previously extremely popular car show started its 33rd series on BBC last night, and one of the segments of the show was presenter Chris Harris’ test of the Croatian super-product, the Rimac Nevera electric car.
You can see the segment yourself, and judge how well the Nevera did while being tested by one of the strictest evaluators in the business.
Mate Rimac, the owner of the Rimac brand and company, couldn’t resist boasting about his car and the segment on his Facebook profile:
If you watched the segment carefully, something might’ve caught your eye, a detail that Rimac himself later shared on his Facebook as well: the licence plate of the car which was parked in the Top Gear studio for filming read Zg-MAGLA-1, which translates to English as “fog”. It’s clearly a reference to numerous people in Croatia who continue not to believe in Rimac’s success story and insist on calling him “a fog merchant” (which is a common Croatian phrase, meaning “fiction monger”).
Suppose you’ve been following Rimac’s story and rise to fame. In that case, you might remember that his cars have already had their brush with fame (or, some might say, infamy) when a former Top Gear presenter, Richard Hammond, tested Rimac’s Concept One in Switzerland, with explosive results.