Rimac may be a new name in the electric vehicle market, but they've already been making it big. Earlier this year, Porsche increased their stake at the Croatian EV company from 15.5% to 24%. Korean automaker Hyundai also invested in Rimac back in 2019. However, let's not forget Rimac also has an EV hypercar. It was called the C_Two when it was still a concept/prototype. But now it's ready for production, and it's officially called Nevera.
When Rimac introduced the C_Two, it had crazy power figures. Some even doubted whether the production model could reach it. Well, Rimac's proven them wrong. The Nevera has a combined output of 1,914 HP and 2,360 Nm torque from four electric motors.
The result? 0 to 97 km/h takes only 1.85 seconds. Rimac claims it can also do the quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. As for its top speed, it's rated at 412 km/h. For reference, that's faster than most supercars and hypercars on the market today. Yes, that includes the Bugatti models.
Even with all that power, the Nevera can still be driven across long distances. Rimac says it has 550 kilometers of range based on the WLTP courtesy of the 120kWh battery pack. With the fast charger, it only takes 19-minutes to recharge the battery from 0 to 80%. For better weight distribution, the entire battery pack is integrated into the body's carbon fiber monocoque. The whole car only weighs 2,150kg with a 48/52 front/rear weight distribution.
To properly put all the power down, the Nevera is fitted with Rimac's All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 (R-AWTV 2) system in place of a traditional traction stability program. The system offers infinite variable torque between all four wheels, making over 100 adjustments every second. Six-piston brakes with carbon-ceramic discs come standard on all four corners to help stop the electric hypercar. Like a Formula 1 car, it even has regenerative braking.
In terms of design, the Nevera looks similar to the C_Two. However, several changes were made to the diffuser and splitter for increased aerodynamic efficiency. The intakes were also reshaped to improve cooling. Like most new hypercars today, the Nevara features active aero.
Inside, it looks comfortable with tons of leather, Alcantara, and carbon-fiber trim. There are three large screens too; one for the gauge cluster, one large central display, and a thin unit for the passenger. Thankfully, there are still analog controls.
Only 150 Neveras will be built and sold globally. Each one comes with a EUR 2 million price tag or roughly PHP 117 million. Rimac says no two cars will be identical since there will be a wide range of trim and colors available. Customers will also be invited to the company's headquarters in Croatia to spec their vehicle.
Do you think we'll see one of these on the Philippine streets? Unlikely, but who knows. It might just end up being posted in the local car spotting groups.