The electric hypercar adds a new milestone, being the fastest electric production car in the world.
In 2021, the Rimac Nevera was already the fastest production car to cover 1/4 mile, stopping the clock at 8.582 seconds.
Now, to that achievement or milestone, they have to add one more, and that is to be the fastest electric production car in the world, reaching an astonishing 412 km/h.
For this event, Rimac’s team had to find a track with the optimal conditions to achieve this speed. The track chosen was the Automotive Testing Papenburg in Germany, an oval with two long straights of 4 kilometres.
To achieve this speed, Rimac also modified some of the Nevera’s settings to create a balance between drag and downforce to make the car as stable as possible at high speeds. The tyres fitted were the high-performance Michelin Cup 2R tyres.
Rimac‘s head of testing and development, Miro Zrnčević, was in charge of being the driver for this test and was able to enjoy driving a car at over 400 km/h.
Miro Zrnčević said: “Travelling at 412 km/h, or 258 mph, means travelling at a third of the speed of sound. Achieving that alone in a road car is incredibly complex, but in Nevera we’ve created a car that can travel long distances on a single charge, can tackle tight and twisty race tracks, and can drift and break straight-line speed records. for both acceleration and V-MAX. I’ve been driving Nevera since it first turned a wheel and seeing the perfectly polished car it is today is a truly emotional moment. The most important thing I learned during the top speed attempt is how composed and stable the car was, which confirms that our aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics teams have done an incredible job.”
Although the Rimac Nevera delivered to customers is limited to a top speed of 352 km/h, the vehicle and under Rimac’s supervision, can be unlocked and reach up to 412 km/h.
But the best thing is to see it in action, don’t you think? Don’t miss the video below.
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