Rimac Automobili has released a video from winter testing of the 1914 hp electric hypercar Nevera. This is part of the main testing program before the sales launch, as they call the final fine-tuning. The location is familiar and proven by dozens of manufacturers: the Swedish lake Hoornavan, located near the town of Aarjeplog only 55 kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
Nevers is a thermal storm wind characteristic of the Adriatic Sea. He comes from Italy, usually suddenly; has destructive power – but at the same time, its impulses do not last long, usually less than half an hour. The Rimac Nevera, too, can accelerate to 300 kilometers per hour in 9.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 412 kilometers per hour. However, it is unlikely to go that way for a long time.
Four electric motors develop 1,914 horsepower and 2,360 Nm of torque. The 120-kilowatt-hour battery gives a mileage of 550 kilometers on the WLTP cycle. The Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring system, which corrects the traction 100 times per second based on the road situation, helps to keep the car on the road – it is tested on the ice of the Hoornavan Lake.
Rimac Nevera also has a virtual AI Driver Coach with artificial intelligence. It was promised to be added to the cars through “over the air” updates this year. The assistant is controlled by the Nvidia Pegasus autopilot platform, which receives data from 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras, and six radars. Also already “in the base” of the car, there are carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers, the force from which is combined with electric motors.
Since 2021 Rimac Automobili is part of the Bugatti-Rimac joint venture. The newly formed company is 55 percent owned by the Rimac Group and 45 percent by Porsche. Mate Rimac has been appointed CEO.
It is already known that the successor of Shiron will not be a close relative of Nevera. Rimac promised to keep the internal combustion engine, maybe even the current quad-turbo W16 8.0, but it will have to be electrified one way or another.