The Croatian electric supercar has exceeded all expectations. In a recent speed test, the Rimac Nevera has reached 412 km/h, surpassing the Bugatti Veyron and its 407 km/h reached in 2005.
The Rimac Nevera is officially the fastest electric car in the world. The model created by the automobile company Rimac has obtained this award in the last few hours. This milestone has been carried out on a unit registered and completely standard (only the speed limiter was removed), so the achievement is even more enormous and shows that the Croatian company is at a technological level above its competition.
The supercar that has reached this speed was driven by Miro Zrnčević, Rimac’s test driver, and has been carried out at Automotive Testing Papenburg, an oval track located in Germany. This track is famous for its double straight of more than 4 kilometers each. Other speed records have been set on the same asphalt, such as some carried out by Bugatti, the now sister firm of Rimac.
For the test, the electric supercar was set to “top speed” mode. With this, air resistance is reduced by closing some of its aerodynamic inlets, while elements such as the rear wing are adapted to favor speed while guaranteeing the stability of the car.
According to the data provided by the company itself, the model started the march and managed to leave the first bank at a speed of 250 km/h to face the straight line in which, before the end, it had already achieved the expected figure of 412 km/h. h. Said speed was signed by a high-precision GPS device Racelogic V-Box.
To put the figure reached in context, the Rimac Nevera has exceeded the 407 km/h that the Bugatti Veyron reached in 2005 and which made it crowned the fastest car in the world at that time. However, the current world record is held by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and its 490 km/h that it reached in 2019.
The driver who accomplished this milestone, Miro Zrnčević, is also Rimac’s head of test and development. After performing the feat, he expressed his enthusiasm with a surprising platitude: “Reaching 412 km/h means traveling at one-third the speed of sound. ” The person in charge declared himself very excited since “I have driven a Refrigerator since it first turned a wheel, so reaching this milestone is an emotional moment.”
The person in charge mentions that during the test he was able to realize how stable the car is at that speed, something that, according to him, “confirms that our aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics teams have done an incredible job.” The production electric supercar improved its aerodynamic efficiency by 34% compared to the prototype presented by the company years ago, the Rimac Concept Two.
The tires with which the Nevera reached the record were Michelin Cup 2Rs that were properly checked by a Michelin technician before starting the journey. The Rimac Nevera, as we have already mentioned, eliminated the speed limiter to reach its natural maximum speed. “This is something that customers can enjoy at special events under the supervision of the Rimac team and controlled conditions.” In the model, with the speed limiter activated, it reaches a maximum speed of 352 km/h.
This is not the only record that the Rimac Nevera already holds, since in 2021 it confirmed that it is the production electric car with the highest acceleration in the world. It is capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds, specifically in 1.97 seconds, while reaching 300 km/h in just 9.3 seconds. The quarter mile (402 meters) culminates in just 8.6 seconds.