By Anthony Henson, August 5, 2022
Should you didn’t know already, the Rimac Nevera is a 1,914bhp electrical ultracar costing $2.4M. The Nevera is proscribed to only 150 manufacturing items, solely 50 per yr will probably be constructed. Manufacturing allocation for the primary yr is already bought out. Clearly, there are a variety of pandemic-enriched millionaires who’ve some huge cash to burn. A automotive such because the Rimac Nevera is as a lot of an funding as it’s a wealthy particular person’s plaything. The irony is future homeowners of the Nevera will most likely drive such a automotive lower than 1,000 miles earlier than storing it away in a safe location.
As a result of the Nevera is proscribed to a small manufacturing batch, its rarity alone will improve in worth. That being mentioned, the Nevera is an ultracar and the know-how that powers it has been pushed to the restrict. Due to this fact it’s the final expression of present EV know-how a lot in the identical approach as a Formulation 1 V6 Hybrid is the final word expression of present engine know-how.
The know-how developed for the Nevera will filter down the worth chain and be bought to automakers. You’ll by no means get a 1,914bhp Skoda Octavia EV. However that future Skoda EV may get a extra environment friendly vitality recycling mode. Anyway, Nevera manufacturing will probably be primarily based at Rimac’s manufacturing facility in Croatia. A brand new facility is at the moment being constructed close to Zagreb.
Nevera construct time takes roughly 5 weeks, 90 p.c of the automotive’s parts had been developed in-house. Rimac developed the infotainment system, controls programs, inverter, gearbox and battery system from the bottom up. These Rimac developed applied sciences will ultimately be bought as parts to the broader automotive trade.
Over the course of the Nevera’s five-year improvement course of, Rimac redesigned the powertrain thrice. The Nevera makes use of 4 electrical motors, one for every wheel and though full efficiency figures are but to be launched, we expect a 1,914bhp sports activities ultracar may have greater than sufficient efficiency to final a lifetime.