Rimac's New Hypercar Masterpiece Changes The Rules

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The Nevera is already haunting traditional segment players.

The Rimac Nevera might just be the greatest all-electric car right now. Of course, the competition has taken notice, such as Ferrari with its plans to launch its own EV hypercar in 2025. There's also the Lotus Evija. But Rimac itself is a technology powerhouse and the Nevera is a culmination of everything it knows about EV hypercars at the moment. It's no wonder the Volkswagen Group took notice over a couple of years ago; Rimac now has a majority stake in Bugatti with a new joint-venture called Bugatti-Rimac.

But for right now, the Nevera is in the public spotlight for the first at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Needless to say, the display cars are attracting quite a crowd.

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With its four electric motors (one at each wheel), the Nevera produces an insane 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 lb-ft of torque. Instant traction is key towards it achieving a 0-60 mph time of 1.85 seconds and a quarter-mile sprint of 8.6 seconds. Top speed? That'll be 258 mph. Yeah, it's no wonder Bugatti wants in on the EV action with the Croatian firm founded by 33-year-old Mate Rimac.

As the production version of the C_Two concept, the Nevera is packed with cutting-edge technologies that'll require days to fully explain and understand. Even so, Rimac will have absolutely no trouble selling all 150 planned examples. Each car will be custom-built to the customer's specific tastes; no two will be exactly alike.

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7 Coolest Features Of The Rimac Nevera
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Compared to its Concept_One predecessor, the Nevera, named after a Mediterranean storm, has improved cooling efficiency for both the braking and powertrain systems, and significantly reduced aerodynamic drag. A "high downforce mode" increases downforce by 326 percent. Open those awesome butterfly doors and you'll find a high-tech cabin adorned with three TFT screens. Plenty of artistic attention to detail can be found with the billet aluminum rotary controls and switches.

Pricing? Well, something this special and rare won't come cheap. Rimac is asking a minimum of $2.4 million per car, but prices will likely go higher following those customizations. No word yet whether all examples are sold out, but if you're interested Rimac says you can stop by any of its 19 dealers stationed throughout the world.

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