Super exotic Ferraris, McLarens, and Lamborghinis are all victims of being less powerful and exclusive than the all-electric Rimac Nevera. The Croatian-built Nevera costs millions, makes logic-defying loads of horsepower, and has a production run so limited—just 150 units—the chance of spotting one is as likely as seeing a stripe-less zebra. Using a monocoque chassis that embeds channels of battery cells beneath its floor, its pair of electric motors at each axle generate as much as 1813 horsepower and manage about 205 miles of estimated driving range. Its $2.2-million-dollar starting price is fitting for its uber-rich customers, one of them being F1 Champion Nico Rosberg. While the Nevera exists as a goalpost for automotive engineering might, it makes us quite optimistic for what will inevitably be greater in the future.
What’s New for 2024?
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, the 2024 Rimac Nevera does. A Nevera Time Attack model is new for this year, but production is limited to just a dozen. These even-more- limited-production Neveras wear an exclusive livery that celebrates the company’s record-breaking achievements.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The hardest part isn’t deciding how your Nevera is built, it’s finding enough couches to pick through to gather the 220 million pennies it’ll take to get on the list.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
Proving there’s no such thing as too much horsepower, the “standard” Nevera uses a four-motor fully-electric powertrain that puts a carbon-sleeved permanent-magnet AC synchronous motor at each wheel with a one-speed direct-drive transmission. While 1877 horsepower is the battery’s maximum output, 1813 horsepower is the most power that can be made at the motors. Not like you’ll be able to tell a difference. Both front motors generate 303 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, while the two rear drive units are good for 603 horsepower and 664 pound-feet each. Rimac claims the Nevera can get to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and shoot through a quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. That would be quicker than anything we’ve ever tested, but those estimates come with one asterisk; they were earned on a prepped drag strip. The 258 mph top speed claim, however, few will be crazy enough to attempt.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Let’s be honest, in a car with something like 800 more horsepower than in a Formula 1 racer (which supposedly makes more than 1000 horses), outright EV range doesn’t take the highest priority. All that mind-bending performance has a trade-off and, as such, the Nevera earned a 205-mile range estimate from the EPA. How quickly that range shrinks after a few seconds of cruising at the car’s claimed 258 mph—well, that’s up to the millionaires to discover. The Nevera uses a massive 117.0-kWh battery pack that runs between and behind the seats and seatbacks with additional wings of cells spreading under the driver and passenger’s side footwells. For more information about the Nevera’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
According to the EPA, the Nevera achieves 53, 53, and 54 MPGe ratings for its respective combined, city, and highway estimated values. We haven’t run the Nevera on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, so we can’t evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the Nevera’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
While outright performance is at the forefront of the Nevera’s mission, Rimac wanted the feeling of sitting in one to match the excitement of driving it. While each of the 150 Neveras Rimac will produce can be custom-built with various materials, colors, and stitching to accommodate any opulent look, the carbon monocoque from which the entire car is fashioned can’t be ignored. Bare carbon fiber is present across the dashboard’s center fascia, as well as around the center console and steering column. Suede and shiny billet aluminum are also common materials inside the Croatian all-electric hypercar.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Nevera’s command center consists of three screens that display various vehicle controls and information. A large infotainment screen is centrally mounted with billet-machine hardware that allows it to fold forward for extra storage space, and its heavy-duty construction helps prevent the display from succumbing to the car’s intense lateral-g acceleration. A passenger-side LCD shows speed, acceleration, and other info that’s sure to raise any co-pilot’s heart rate. A wireless smartphone charger is also available and found above the center console.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Nevera is not offered with commonly available driver-assistance features, such as blind-spot monitoring. For more information about the Nevera’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2022 Rimac Nevera
Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Base: $2,050,500 (2,000,000 euros converted using exchange rate at time of order)
Front Motors: 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 295 hp, 207 lb-ft each
Rear Motors: 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 644 hp, 664 lb-ft each
Combined Power: 1813 hp
Combined Torque: 1741 lb-ft
Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 117.0 kWh
Onboard Charger: 22.0 kW
Transmissions, F/R: direct drive
Wheelbase: 108.1 in
Length: 187.0 in
Width: 78.2 in
Height: 47.6 in
Cargo Volume: 4 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 5100 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 1.9 sec
100 mph: 4.1 sec
1/4-Mile: 8.6 sec
Top Speed: 258 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 53/53/54 MPGe
Range: 205 mi
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