, 2022-12-09 17:43:00,
For those who begrudge the coming of the electric car age, who claim that the only way a sports car can deliver thrills is a loud exhaust and rumbling engine, I give you the Rimac Nevera.
The Nevera is a hypercar that redefines high performance at a price that ensures its exclusivity: $2.1 million. In all, the company plans to build a mere 150. If those numbers astound you, so will the Nevera’s performance stats. Reaching 60 mph takes 1.85 seconds, reaching 100 mph takes 4.3 seconds, with the quarter mile arriving in 8.582 seconds at 167.51 mph. Top speed is 258 mph, making it the fastest electric production car in the world. Take that, Elon.
Odds are, you’ve never heard of Rimac, a 12-year-old manufacturer of batteries and other systems for various manufacturers, including Porsche, Hyundai, Koenigsegg and Aston Martin, among others.
But the company always wanted to build cars, and the Nevera is the perfect stablemate alongside Bugatti Automobiles, which Rimac bought a controlling interest in from Porsche AG. Bugatti remains in Molsheim, France, even as Rimac builds a new headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia.
Yes, the car comes from Croatia, a country that has never built one. It’s acknowledged in the Nevera’s side air vents. They’re intentionally shaped like a cravat— the 17th-century necktie worn by Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Years’ War. Otherwise, its styling is very much modern hypercar, hand-built as a one-piece…
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