Production Rimac Nevara has started – Electricauto.nl

Croatian sports car manufacturer Rimac Automobili has not made it easy for itself with the development of the Nevera super sports car. Rimac has hardly relied on existing technologies and components. The company has developed almost everything from scratch, and almost exclusively in-house. Fortunately, Rimac has certainly not done any harm. Due to its own high-quality technology, the Croatian startup could count on financial support from, among others, Porsche and Hyundai. These companies, in turn, use Rimac’s 800 volt technology, which gives their vehicles an exceptional DC charging speed.

Production of customer cars

But now, after five years of development and testing, Rimac is now ready to build Nevada’s customer cars. The very first final copy, with serial number # 0000, remains with Rimac itself. Enthusiasts were able to admire this copy a few weeks ago at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. The remaining units will be specially adapted by Rimac to the customers’ wishes. Each copy of the Rimac Nevera can therefore be unique in terms of finish. There will be a total of 150 copies, neither more nor less. This year, Rimac is building the first 50 units, all of which are already sold out. Another 50 will be made annually for the next two years. All these copies are collected by hand, no robot is involved.

The first deliveries will begin “soon” via Rimac’s network of 25 official dealer partners in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These resellers are supported by the diagnostic tools developed by Rimac itself. Rimac also has a team available to solve global problems worldwide. Mate Rimac, founder and CEO of the Croatian startup: “I’m really looking forward to seeing customers welcome their brand new, custom made cars and tell their stories of driving pleasure”.

Rimac Nevara is incredibly fast

Anyone who has managed to get one would do well to take a driving skills course because the Rimac Nevera is one of the fastest cars on the market. It has an output of 1408 kW, which is supplied by no less than four electric motors, which gives the car a top speed of 412 km / h. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is achieved by Rimac Nevara in 1.85 seconds. So sick fast. Those who can handle the violence of the four electric motors can see if it is possible to press the accelerator even further. In that case, you can reach 300 km / h in 9.3 seconds, after which Nevera sprints to top speed with almost the same gear. Fortunately, thanks to the low center of gravity and the optimal 48:52 weight distribution, the car allows extremely good handling.

As mentioned, Rimac has developed high-quality hardware and software for the battery pack and drive system internally. Porsche, Hyundai and Kia also make grateful use of it. For Nevara, the Rimac uses an even higher voltage than the 800 volts used by these brands. Thanks to the 900-volt technology, the 120 kWh battery pack in the Rimac Nevara can be charged at a maximum speed of 500 kW.

Own development

All systems in Rimac Nevera are our own development. It took an incredible amount of time and energy to develop these systems. Over the past five years, Rimac has developed three generations of powertrains and built 18 prototypes. Some of them were killed during one of the 45 crash tests. In addition, more than 1.6 million hours were spent developing Nevera. Mate Rimac: “At the beginning of the Nevera journey, we ran thousands of virtual simulations and experimented with countless designs before it was finally time to create the very first working prototypes. At that time, the company employed about 300 people, and now that we are in full production, our company has increased fivefold to over 1,500 colleagues, and the construction of our new 100,000 square meter Rimac Campus is well underway. ”

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