RE: Rimac Nevera unveiled as 258mph sensation

RE: Rimac Nevera unveiled as 258mph sensation

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dunnoreally

450 posts

75 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Serious figures. But will it be faster than an angry-looking bloke in a Merc Sprinter sitting in the outside lane of the M1?

ae2006

104 posts

64 months

Tuesday 1st June
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In my opinion it looks really boring. Mix a bit of i8 (back), McLaren (front) and some hints of Lotus, voila, a generic hypercar. Like something from a video game where they didn't want to pay for the license of the real car.

The stats are great but the look is nothing i can get excited about.

Edited by ae2006 on Tuesday 1st June 14:01

Jon_S_Rally

1,061 posts

55 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I just can't care that much sadly. Acceleration figures get ever wilder, but I just don't care anymore. EV manufacturers are obsessing over it, but it's their only real trump card I suppose.

Hopefully, one day, someone will make an EV that's actually interesting and engaging to drive. I'm not holding my breath though.

Dave Hedgehog

13,491 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Kawasicki said:
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.
at peak power around the end of the 80s F1s could run sub 8 qtr miles, and i believe on EV boost the current cars are also over 1000bhp so could potentially run mids 7s again

on cornering and braking the rimmac wouldnt see which way an F1 car went

Edited by Dave Hedgehog on Tuesday 1st June 14:10

Max_Torque

16,909 posts

184 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Awaits the inevitable "one trick pony" comments!


BTW, it's worth noting, that a 340 mile range of 120 kWh of battery, is, in EV terms pretty terrible, but is actually equivalent to a Petrol car doing 122mpg!

So, we have a car that is the quickest production road car ever (yet) built, but it will do 122 mpg when driven normally. This is why EVs are the future and have now moved the goal posts so far that ICE's are no longer even playing the same game, let alone in the same league.......

sidesauce

1,794 posts

185 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.
This may well be true but on that carwow video Matt did a 2:08 sec 0-60 which is still ridiculous...

fantheman80

407 posts

16 months

Tuesday 1st June
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ae2006 said:
Like something from a video game where they didn't want to pay for the license of the real car.
Agreed, something off GTA3 on the PS2

So we are pretty much seeign peak 0-60 times surely. Your neck and eyeballs surely wouldnt want you to go much quicker. Id swap that for a slower v12 thanks.

Vee12V

1,068 posts

127 months

Tuesday 1st June
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It's not exactly a looker, now is it.

thegreenhell

9,017 posts

186 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Max_Torque said:
Awaits the inevitable "one trick pony" comments!


BTW, it's worth noting, that a 340 mile range of 120 kWh of battery, is, in EV terms pretty terrible, but is actually equivalent to a Petrol car doing 122mpg!

So, we have a car that is the quickest production road car ever (yet) built, but it will do 122 mpg when driven normally. This is why EVs are the future and have now moved the goal posts so far that ICE's are no longer even playing the same game, let alone in the same league.......
What's normal driving though? WLTP isn't normal. It still only has a full battery range of approx 22 miles flat out, assuming it can even run at full power continuously for that long.

Dave Hedgehog

13,491 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st June
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thegreenhell said:
What's normal driving though? WLTP isn't normal. It still only has a full battery range of approx 22 miles flat out, assuming it can even run at full power continuously for that long.
a vayrons good for what 12 mins flat out on a full tank, running vmax is not exactly conducive to good range wink


Amizade

275 posts

192 months

Tuesday 1st June
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+1 well done Mate, and having seen the A pillar on the car that took the full impact after the car was launched off the hillside in St Peterzell (R Hammond), Rimac's engineering is very impressive

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,501 posts

179 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Max_Torque said:
Awaits the inevitable "one trick pony" comments!


BTW, it's worth noting, that a 340 mile range of 120 kWh of battery, is, in EV terms pretty terrible, but is actually equivalent to a Petrol car doing 122mpg!

So, we have a car that is the quickest production road car ever (yet) built, but it will do 122 mpg when driven normally. This is why EVs are the future and have now moved the goal posts so far that ICE's are no longer even playing the same game, let alone in the same league.......
True enough, although I think it really is a case of dimishing returns. I mean, some of the top end supercars are so fast that, on the road,even they are arguably too fast. Once you start going much under 3.5 to 60 and under 7ish to 100mph you're getting to the point that, basically wherever you are within seconds you're well above the limit anyway. I guess this may play top trumps on the autobahn's derestricted sections.

Seriously impressive though, of that there is no doubt and I'm under no illusion that driving it would be "boring"!!

ae2006

104 posts

64 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Max_Torque said:
BTW, it's worth noting, that a 340 mile range of 120 kWh of battery, is, in EV terms pretty terrible, but is actually equivalent to a Petrol car doing 122mpg!

So, we have a car that is the quickest production road car ever (yet) built, but it will do 122 mpg when driven normally. This is why EVs are the future and have now moved the goal posts so far that ICE's are no longer even playing the same game, let alone in the same league.......
I like to view this the other way round: It has a 10 Liter petrol tank that weighs at least 600kg (at 0.2 kWh/kg).



florian

189 posts

241 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I know the performance stats of the Rimac are very, very impressive.

But imagine you open your garage on a Sunday morning to go for a drive. Would you pick the Rimac, the Gordon Murray T.50 or a Ferrari 275 GTB ...?

I really cannot fathom what the appeal of those electric hypercard is. Maybe someone here has driven one and can share their view?

re33

197 posts

131 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Twoshoe said:
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
1.98 according to this video.

https://youtu.be/i7yigpPSu_o

Sounds like similar to Tesla, they are quoting 0-60 with 1ft rollout. I mean 2.05 is still crazy fast so why not just be honest about it.

73RS

71 posts

175 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Surely it's "4.3 second 0-100mph OR 340 mile range" , rather than " 4.3-second 0-100mph time AND 340-mile range" ?

ChrisCh86

264 posts

11 months

Tuesday 1st June
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73RS said:
Surely it's "4.3 second 0-100mph OR 340 mile range" , rather than " 4.3-second 0-100mph time AND 340-mile range" ?
Yes - exactly like every other car, whatever the source of propulsion.

Harry_523

239 posts

66 months

Tuesday 1st June
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73RS said:
Surely it's "4.3 second 0-100mph OR 340 mile range" , rather than " 4.3-second 0-100mph time AND 340-mile range" ?
Just like 0-60 in 3 seconds, OR 20mpg??

Dave Hedgehog

13,491 posts

171 months

Tuesday 1st June
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florian said:
I know the performance stats of the Rimac are very, very impressive.

But imagine you open your garage on a Sunday morning to go for a drive. Would you pick the Rimac, the Gordon Murray T.50 or a Ferrari 275 GTB ...?

I really cannot fathom what the appeal of those electric hypercard is. Maybe someone here has driven one and can share their view?
odds are if you can buy a C2 its not going to be your only hypercar, the instant response from an EV can be very addictive in the real world but i guess the biggest thing with the C2 is there will be a time you wont be able to drive the other cars in many parts of the UK because of the emissions

a C2 would certainly be on my euro millions win shopping list

it might be collectable as well, being the first EV hypercar to get to production, beating sub 9 qtr and having very low numbers




leakymanifold

57 posts

53 months

Tuesday 1st June
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Lots of numbers, very good numbers.

But why, if it has no engine, does it look like a mid-engined car? Is there a reason that, even without the restrictions of packaging an engine and gearbox, it should look like that? Generally curious as to why an electric supercar would optimally be styled in basically the same format as a petrol powered supercar.