I drove the $2.1 million Rimac Nevera electric supercar. It felt like piloting an ultra-luxury rocket.
, 2022-11-23 10:53:20,
The $2.1 million electric supercar Rimac Nevera has 1,914 horsepower and 1,741 pound-feet of torque.
It has four electric motors and a large, H-shaped battery powering them.
We drove one for about an hour recently. It’s so fast, you can’t even fully floor it on the street.
People are obsessed with leaving Earth. In film and literature, it’s the only way for future generations to survive — either by virtue of climate disaster or war, but always by our own hands. In real life, it’s a way for the ultrawealthy to burn cash and resources on a minutes-long joyride in orbit.
To us, space seems like the next step in technology, exploration, and wealth exhibition. But the Rimac Nevera taught me there’s still a lot of that to be done on Earth.
The Nevera is a $2.1 million electric supercar from Rimac, a Croatian carmaker founded in 2009 by the now 34-year-old Mate Rimac. Rimac started out by converting gas cars to electric in his garage, and his company doesn’t just create glamorous supercars — it also supplies EV technology to major automakers like Porsche, Hyundai, and Aston Martin. The Rimac Group recently entered a joint venture with Porsche to oversee luxury supercar brand Bugatti as well.
Rimac’s come a long way in 13 years as a company, and the Nevera doesn’t just put it one step closer to becoming mainstream. It marks our entrance into an era of multimillion-dollar supercars that don’t roar to life with the gas engines, but instead sit in electric…
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