Young blood can be felt in the Rimac brand. At first they took the bizarre idea as a joke, later they took it seriously and set a new world record.
In 1967, the Lamborghini Miura became the first production car to break the 270 km/h mark. Of course, most supercars and a few really fast sedans, such as the Porsche Panamera Turbo, beat this goal today, but in the real world it’s still pretty cool. Now imagine backing up that fast. Crazy, right? Nevertheless, Rimac took up the challenge with Nevera, which already holds 20 different acceleration and braking records, and even collected several of them in one day at the Automotive Testing test site in Papenburg, Germany.
The team returned to the same location with the goal of establishing the Nevera as the fastest reversing car on the planet. The plan was successful and pilot Goran Drndak reached a speed of 275.75 km/h with Nevera driving backwards. Since 2001, Goran Drndak has been on the first row with a Caterham Fireblad, which drove it backwards to 165.08 km/h with an internal combustion engine. So the bar has moved a significant amount and it is also a pleasant addition to Nevera’s maximum speed of 412 km/h, which has not yet been exceeded by an electric car.
The advantage of the electric drive is the absence of a gearbox, so theoretically Nevera can reverse with the same momentum as going forward. The statement should be taken with a lot of reserve, because the aerodynamics, cooling and stabilization elements are not adapted to such a thing. They even joked about it inside Rimac, but when simulations showed the potential to go well past 240 km/h, they started to take it seriously. Let’s remember that four engines with a power of 1914 horsepower will shoot the car to 100 km/h in 1.81 seconds, and you will reach 300 km/h in 9.22 seconds.
Nevera broke the stopwatch at the Supercar Shootout staged at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. With a time of 49.32 seconds, it became the fastest production car. On the Nordschleife, it improved the previous best time by an electric car by twenty seconds. All the records were collected by Nevera in a special black-green lacquer, of which 12 pieces will be produced for the public.