A short day at work for Rimac, you might say? No less than 23 records have been set by the fastest car in the world, the Rimac Nevera.
Rimac Automobili is a Croatian car manufacturer specialized in the production of high-end electric cars and electronic components for electric vehicles. Founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac, the company has quickly established itself as a major player in the automotive industry thanks to its cutting-edge technologies and avant-garde designs. Its battery systems, electric motors and power management systems are used in many high-end electric vehicles, including the Koenigsegg Regera, Pininfarina Battista and Aston Martin Valkyrie. Rimac has also formed strategic partnerships with leading automotive companies, including Porsche, which invested in the company in 2018 and has since increased its stake. Rimac’s partnership with Porsche resulted in the Porsche Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car, which uses Rimac’s battery technology.
No one beats Rimac
The whole thing took place on a test track in Germany, at Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP). The Nevera managed to break no less than 23 records on the same day at the site where it made the most of the 4-kilometer straightaway. Representatives from Dewesoft and RaceLogic were on hand to independently verify the times and confirm that the car was faster than advertised.
Equipped with Michelin Cup 2 R street-legal tires, the Nevera managed to reach 60 mph in just 1.74 seconds, beating the official time of 1.85 seconds already held by Rimac. It is worth mentioning that the sprint was not made from a stop, as the race took into account a one-foot run off the road. The Croatian brand would like to clarify that the surface was not specially prepared for the test.
As previously hinted by CEO Mate Rimac on social media, the Nevera set a new world record for the fastest production vehicle to go from 0 to 400 km/h and then back to 0. It took 29.94 seconds to accomplish this task, while the Koenigsegg Regera took 31.49 seconds to accomplish the same task in 2019 at Råda airfield in Sweden.
Interestingly, the Nevera referenced Mate Rimac’s BMW e-M3, an all-electric 3 Series E30 from 1984 that broke more than one record in 2012. Eleven years later, the company’s founder is happy to announce that his new hypercar can reach 400 km/h and return to 0 faster than a McLaren F1 at 350 km/h.
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In addition to these 22 records, the Rimac Nevera also set a new record for the shortest distance needed to stop from 100 km/h. It stopped in 29.12 meters according to Racelogic or 28.96 meters according to Dewesoft.
With information from Motor1.