The First 1,914-HP Rimac Nevera Is Ready To Hit The Road

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It's been a long journey, but the Rimac Nevera is finally ready.

It's been a long journey, but Mate Rimac and his incredible team can be very proud of their accomplishment. The Rimac Nevera seen below is the culmination of a dream many said cannot be achieved. Finished in an attractive shade called Callisto Green, this example of the electric hypercar is the first of 150 cars to roll off the production line. Known as car #000, it will remain with Bugatti-Rimac and be used as a marketing vehicle.

It must be a mind-blowing moment for the company's founder. "Today, we are here to celebrate a big milestone for us. Finally, we are at the start of production and, soon, the start of [customer deliveries]," says Rimac. The Croatian innovator stands in front of several Neveras, all from different stages of the development cycle.

14 of the 18 vehicles are present, with Mate Rimac explaining how important each one was to the process. Some of them are merely aerodynamic models, but others were built to be sacrificed in the name of safety.

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The pearlescent-painted beauty seen here is significant for several reasons. This gives us our first glimpse into the available personalization; Rimac says customers will be able to choose from more than 36 colors but bespoke options will be made available. If you're looking for a more exotic look, three types of exposed carbon fiber (and a bare carbon body) will also be up for grabs.

Buyers can select from an assortment of interior leather finishes. With just 150 to be made, each Nevera will certainly be a unique piece. "Maybe five or ten years ago, it was unthinkable that an electric hypercar would be faster than any combustion-engined car," adds Rimac, before showing us around the all-new facility.

Several Neveras sit on the factory floor in varying states of completion. It is here where key components are made, such as the ECUs, infotainment systems, gearboxes, wiring harnesses, the battery system, and more. "We have chosen a more industrial approach, less coach-building" which is unlike Bugatti, he notes.

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The Nevera recently received the final documents for US homologation, along with approval from the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB). This means US-based buyers won't have to wait long to get their hands on the Nevera, although we're guessing every model is already spoken for.

"Of course, all the customers around the world are super excited and anxious to see their car finished, sit in it, and drive it. We can't wait to see their reactions ... and hopefully, burn a lot of rubber. That's what we made them for. We want [the Nevera] to be used and not just be beautiful pieces in a garage," says the company founder.

The Nevera is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds. It is powered by four electric motors which produce an astonishing 1,914 horsepower. Despite this, it has a CARB-certified range of 287 miles. This is just the first of many exciting things to come from the company; Bugatti Rimac recently teased two new models which, if the Nevera is anything to go by, should be hugely exciting.

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