Rimac Nevera VIN 001 delivered to F1 champion Nico Rosberg

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The Rimac Nevera electrical hypercar lastly entered manufacturing in July and the primary buyer instance, the one with a VIN ending in 001, was delivered to none aside from 2016 System 1 world champion Nico Rosberg.

The F1 driver turned YouTuber just lately visited Rimac’s headquarters close to Zagreb, Croatia, to satisfy with Rimac CEO and founder Mate Rimac to personally take supply and luxuriate in a fast spin earlier than having the automotive shipped again house to Monaco. It will likely be the primary electrical hypercar within the Principality.

Simply 150 examples will probably be constructed, every with an individually numbered plaque exhibiting the construct sequence. Whereas Rosberg’s automotive is 001 of 150, signifying it as the primary buyer instance, there’s an earlier construct with a VIN ending in 000 that Rimac is retaining. That is the inexperienced instance Rimac offered throughout the 2022 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity again in June.

Rosberg’s specification options Rimac’s Stellar Black paint together with uncovered carbon fiber, polished wheels with the Nevera’s obtainable Vertex sample, and gloss black brake calipers. The inside can be decked out in black, together with for the Alcantara trim.

“For me, this automotive represents completely every part I might ever need,” Rosberg stated in a press release. “It showcases the perfect of modern electrification expertise, bringing it right into a automotive designed actually from the ground-up to be not simply extremely quick, or the quickest, however actually nice to drive, too.”

Construct slots are nonetheless obtainable although the primary yr of manufacturing is offered out. The value for one begins at 2 million euros (roughly $2.04 million). Every automotive takes roughly 5 weeks to assemble, with manufacturing dealt with by the newly minted Bugatti Rimac, the subsidiary at Rimac liable for Bugatti and Rimac hypercars. Rimac additionally has a separate Rimac Expertise subsidiary.

Nico Rosberg takes delivery of the Rimac Nevera with VIN ending in 001

Nico Rosberg takes supply of the Rimac Nevera with VIN ending in 001

Nevera has already obtained world popularity of its world-leading applied sciences and unrivalled efficiency. With 1,914hp from a four-motor system, the hypercar is able to accelerating from 0-62 mph in 1.85 seconds, to 100 mph in 4.3 seconds, and down the quarter-mile in 8.582 seconds. With bizarre driving, homeowners can count on 287 miles of vary, as rated by the EPA.

There are nonetheless developments being made, which Rimac will present to homeowners as software program updates. Considered one of these is an autonomous mode for in style racetracks across the globe. The thought is to supply—the very courageous—with the expertise of a scorching lap pushed by knowledgeable driver. The system is already on tempo with Rimac’s take a look at drivers, however it’s not but prepared for prime time as it may be upset by components like tire degradation and moist patches on the observe floor.

With Nevera manufacturing underway, Rimac will transfer on to growing vehicles in live performance with Bugatti. The brand new Bugatti Rimac has already teased 4 vehicles, the primary of which can be revealed later this yr.

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