RE: Rimac Nevera unveiled as 258mph sensation

RE: Rimac Nevera unveiled as 258mph sensation

Tuesday 1st June

Rimac Nevera unveiled as 258mph sensation

Four electric motors and 120kWh battery deliver remarkable 4.3-second 0-100mph time and 340-mile range



Fans of big numbers look this way. Rimac has christened the production version of its C_Two as the Nevera, with 1,914hp, a 258mph top speed and a WLTP-certified 340-mile range. Using four electric motors and a 120kWh battery, the โ‚ฌ2 million hypercar can sprint from 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds and 0-100 in 4.3 secs. Even more incredible is a claimed 0-186mph time of 9.3 seconds, which is 2.5 seconds quicker than Rimac's initial target and a staggering 4.3 seconds quicker than a Bugatti Chiron.

The quad-motor setup generates 1,741lb ft of instantly available torque, driving through a pair of single-speed gearboxes with a 97 per cent efficient delivery of power. Rimac claims a record-breaking production car quarter mile time of 8.6 seconds, 1.6 better than the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, from its 6,960-cell battery hypercar, not to mention a level of dynamic performance claimed to go beyond the current generation of supercars. Much is owed to the architecture, which is the stiffest yet in a production car thanks to its single-piece construction. In fact, it uses the largest single carbon fibre piece yet created for a road car.

Weighing less than 200kg, using 2,200 carbon fibre plys and 222 aluminium inserts, the monocoque integrates the in-house developed lithium, manganese and nickel battery into its structure, enabling a torsional stiffness of 70,000 Nm/degree โ€“ which, if youโ€™re wondering, is said to beat the Chiron by 20,000 Nm. It also helps to keep weight low and give the car a 48/52 front-rear weight-distribution, which ought to aid handling. As will Rimacโ€™s second-generation all-wheel torque vectoring tech, which does away with conventional stability and traction software as it can independently control each motor, making over 100 calculations per second.



With a 500kW charger, the battery can be taken from 0-80 per cent in 19 mins (with that weโ€™d estimate a sub-30 min time on a 350kW plug). The regenerative technology aboard is equally big-hitting, with regenerative braking of up to 300kW provided by the electric motors, which are backed by 390mm Brembo carbon ceramics with six-piston calipers. The anchors are electro-hydraulically boosted and offer feel via a โ€˜feel simulatorโ€™, which juggles motor and pad-to-disc feedback.ย Rimac claims consistent, fade-free braking, even when being thrashed on track. As for the weight the brakes have to stop, weโ€™ve not yet given an official figure for the Nevera. Although we know the C_Two concept weighed 1,950kg.

Apparently, the Nevera is to be as much a comfortable grand tourer as it is a scintillatingly quick hypercar, with double wishbone suspension and electronically controlled damping providing a wide-window of vertical control. The ride height is active, too, enabling what Rimac itself describes as a โ€œsmooth and comfortable ride, exemplary body control and ultra-agile handlingโ€.

Rimac states that the Nevera body is 34 per cent more aerodynamically efficient than the first concept, with a drag coefficient in the carโ€™s slipperiest mode of 0.3. Conversely, in high downforce mode, aerodynamic load increases by 326 per cent. Rimac even claims a 30 per cent improvement in powertrain and brake cooling compared with early prototypes, such has been the progress during development. Itโ€™s not clear whether innovations like these have been helped along by Porscheโ€™s increased investment into the Croatian firm, but it canโ€™t have hurt.



Elsewhere, the car comes packed with tech, including a full range of driver assistance features, utilising 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras and six radars, as well as the NVIDIA Pegasus 'self-driving' operating system. The tech's inclusion isn't aimed at motorway journeys but rather the on-track stuff, where a 'Rimac Driving Coach' can provide real-time tuition, via audio and visual guidance. It'll be launched in 2022 and added to existing cars via an over-the-air update. High-tech stuff, although the Nevera does pleasingly still get some physical buttons - billet aluminium rotary controls - in its cabin, for added tactility.

"This is it. This is the car I had in mind when I embarked on the 'impossible' journey ten years ago," said CEO Mate Rimac of the finished machine. "All our hard work has resulted in the the Nevera - our record-breaking hypercar. This car was born to outperform, and to raise the bar, redefining the norm for performance cars. And not only in performance - but as an all-round package."

As you'd expect, each Rimac Nevera can be produced with a wide range of bespoke options for customers, although there are three specific grades available for those who prefer to let the factory do the choosing. They are callede GT, Signature and Timeless. No matter what Nevera guise a customer goes for, they'll be invited to Croatia to help design the final spec. If that has you sold, cars can be ordered via Rimac's global dealer partners network, which has 19 sites across all major regions, including Europe and the Americas, as well as the Middle East and Asia. Expect a disorderly queue to form immediately.



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jbforce10

Original Poster:

257 posts

143 months

Tuesday 1st June
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It seems pretty good and would be 2nd on my EV wish-list after an Evija... if I had the means to warrant such a list.

re33

197 posts

132 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Sounds impressive. 0-60 in 1.85 seconds is not possible on currently available road tyres though so maybe that's on track tyres.

Aftershox

388 posts

126 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Fair play, that is rapid. Well done Rimac!

alock

3,907 posts

179 months

Tuesday 1st June
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You can watch Matt Watson break the world record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4orCB71BgY

Kawasicki

9,612 posts

203 months

Tuesday 1st June
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What a nice machine.

giveitfish

3,609 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Sounds incredible!

Have to take some of the tech claims with a pinch of salt though. "Comes packed with tech, including a full range of driver assistance features, utilising 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras and six radars, as well as the NVIDIA Pegasus 'self-driving' operating system". Yeah, I'm sure that's completely fully developed and faultless on this run of 100 cars but I suppose it makes for good pub talk.

V41LEY

2,648 posts

206 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Great effort. This tech will be trickling down to the mainstream quicker than you think. Suddenly an EV life looks less scary.

Wonderman

730 posts

163 months

Tuesday 1st June
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giveitfish said:
Sounds incredible!

Have to take some of the tech claims with a pinch of salt though. "Comes packed with tech, including a full range of driver assistance features, utilising 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras and six radars, as well as the NVIDIA Pegasus 'self-driving' operating system". Yeah, I'm sure that's completely fully developed and faultless on this run of 100 cars but I suppose it makes for good pub talk.
Have you seen this?
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/secrets-of-the-s...

Looked like they taking the tech listed seriously. I guess you'd have to ask them about readiness though...

Slowlygettingit

120 posts

9 months

Tuesday 1st June
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God that is an ugly / generic hyper car design.
You have leading edge tech, startling performance but sort out it’s appearance.
I wouldn’t have had that on the wall as a kid (even to hide the Mr Men wallpaper that stayed up a bit too long).

skint_driver

119 posts

220 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Looking forward to seeing this in a group test with the Lotus Evija and Tesla Roadster.

dapprman

1,491 posts

235 months

Tuesday 1st June
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giveitfish said:
Sounds incredible!

Have to take some of the tech claims with a pinch of salt though. "Comes packed with tech, including a full range of driver assistance features, utilising 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras and six radars, as well as the NVIDIA Pegasus 'self-driving' operating system". Yeah, I'm sure that's completely fully developed and faultless on this run of 100 cars but I suppose it makes for good pub talk.
Do not forget Porsche (and presumably the rest of the VAG group) plus Hyundai/Kia own substantial chunks of Rimac and presumably are happy for tech to go each way.

GingerMunky

981 posts

225 months

Tuesday 1st June
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jbforce10 said:
It seems pretty good and would be 2nd on my EV wish-list after an Evija... if I had the means to warrant such a list.
Yeah me too, Evija looks so much better.

JustGREENI

174 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I wonder if Witter would do a ‘fit at home’ towbar kit, available from their ebay store?

Twoshoe

597 posts

152 months

Tuesday 1st June
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re33 said:
Sounds impressive. 0-60 in 1.85 seconds is not possible on currently available road tyres though so maybe that's on track tyres.
Eh? What is the fastest 0-60 time possible on road tyres then?

Agree with other poster re looks though - technological masterpiece it may be, but it looks dated and unoriginal imho.


Edited by Twoshoe on Tuesday 1st June 13:43

giveitfish

3,609 posts

182 months

Tuesday 1st June
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dapprman said:
Do not forget Porsche (and presumably the rest of the VAG group) plus Hyundai/Kia own substantial chunks of Rimac and presumably are happy for tech to go each way.
I'm sure the components are good, but there's more to making it work than that. VAG themselves spent millions getting the in-car tech totally wrong on the ID3 and Tesla's market cap is higher than Toyota yet my Model 3's cruise control still randomly panic-brakes on the motorway. Forgive me if I don't believe all the claims of a short-run hand-built boutique manufacturer smile




S600BSB

74 posts

74 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Those numbers are astonishing! Just out or interest, how does that compare to a F1 car?

ChrisCh86

264 posts

12 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Normally these EV hypercar stories are full of hot air and never amount to much.

However having seen the development of the C-Two over the last few years and the work that Rimac are already doing with various OEMs (Porsche and Hyundai), it's very impressive indeed.

Well done Mate, this is sensational.

Here's looking forward to the trickle-down effect to more regular (and relevant) consumer vehicles.

Kawasicki

9,612 posts

203 months

Tuesday 1st June
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S600BSB said:
Those numbers are astonishing! Just out or interest, how does that compare to a F1 car?
I think a modern F1 car takes over 10 seconds to get to 300 km/h, so the Rimac accelerates harder.

Beefmeister

16,302 posts

198 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I am a huge EV convert, but honestly the prospect of a group test with this Nevera, the Lotus Evija and Tesla Roadster just fills me a whole load of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Who the hell cares about £2m, 2000hp 'grand tourer hypercars' that can only go 340 miles on a charge? That ain't no grand tourer Maté.

Dave Hedgehog

13,495 posts

172 months

Tuesday 1st June
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alock said:
You can watch Matt Watson break the world record
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4orCB71BgY
mother of gawd, 170+ on a qtr mile yikes

against a car that would have taken the production qtr mile record as well ...

Edited by Dave Hedgehog on Tuesday 1st June 14:03