Nico's cameraman looks like he's seen Death at his door after Nico stops driving.
In case you weren't aware, Formula 1 world champ Nico Rosberg has a YouTube channel. It's pretty solid, consisting largely of Nico doing Nico (read: rich) people things like taking delivery of his Rimac Nevera EV hypercar or promoting his latest giveaway. Or chatting about his "monster antibodies."
While that last one is a story for another time, Nico's new-to-him Nevera is a story for now. In the video below, Nico asks an AI chatbot to pitch him five ideas for a hypercar video. Below are the results of said bot's pitch.
We only see four of them, as Nico certainly doesn't want to take his 1,914-HP Rimac Nevera off-road, presumably because Richard Hammond so nicely demonstrated what happens when a Rimac leaves the pavement. After Nico gets his keys out of the Rimac and takes us through some of its features, he sets off for the acceleration run.
To get a reaction like the one you see above out of an F1 driver is impressive. "I can confirm the traction control works very well" comments Rosberg. Rosberg says the Nevera did a 1.85 to 100 kph (62 mph). The driver has more praise for the Nevera on Monaco's back roads, where he terrifies his cameraman.
The cameraman was breathing pretty hard, likely scared out of his wits, and even fogged up the passenger side of the car. Nico's side, however, is totally clear. Rosberg also tries out the Nevera's drift mode, which sends all of the car's nearly 2,000 horsepower to the rear wheels.
Predictably, the results are spectacular. It's not hard to slide a car when there's enough power and torque to reverse the earth's rotation, but Nico manages to do so without crashing it. Frankly, if you ask us, it's just good to see at least one Rimac owner really using their car.
The Rimac Nevera, first unveiled as the C_Two back in 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show, utilizes a 120 kWh battery pack, two single-speed gearboxes located at the front and rear, an all-electric range of 340 miles on a single charge. Despite its curb weight of 4,470 pounds, the Nevera accelerates to 62 mph from a standstill in just 2.0 seconds, 0-100 mph in 3.61 seconds, and a confirmed top speed of 258 mph.