Company boss Mate made the suggestion on Facebook.
The automotive world is a highly competitive one. Every last facet of every public persona in the industry is sculpted to market the brand that he or she works for. Thus, you'd likely never publicly see someone like Bugatti's Stephan Wilkenmann in the latest Pagani, or vice versa. But of all the hypercar bosses out there, Christian von Koenigsegg is arguably the coolest and most charismatic, so it should come as no surprise that the Swedish genius has no qualms about supporting another revolutionary company. According to a Facebook post made by Mate Rimac, who brought the Rimac Nevera to life, von Koenigsegg has just become his latest customer.
Praising von Koenigsegg in the same breath, Rimac hinted that the man who invented the so-called megacar has now acquired one of his supercars. It's unclear what von Koenigsegg bought or how it may be specced, but we suspect that he's gone for the aforementioned range-topping Nevera. It should be noted that von Koenigsegg and Rimac have a preexisting relationship, with the Croatian EV-maker having agreed terms to become a technology supplier to the Swedish outfit. Koenigsegg's boss is also the type of person who is fascinated by technology and engineering, so there's no doubt that he sees the extraordinary appeal of Rimac's products.
The Nevera is Rimac's current range-topper and recently set a quarter-mile world record. With four electric motors developing a total of 1,914 horsepower, the Nevera has astonishing acceleration times: 0-60 was dispatched in a scarcely believable 1.9 seconds. The quarter-mile was completed in just 8.582 seconds with an exit speed of 167.5 mph. Top speed is rated at a similarly amazing 258 mph. As for pricing, the electric hypercar starts at $2.4 million, but we doubt that Christian von Koenigsegg even noticed. The Gemera will cost around $1.7 million, while the Jesko and Jesko Absolut cost $2.8 million and $3.4 million respectively.