- 1 Overview
- 2 What’s New for 2022?
- 3 Pricing and Which One to Buy
- 4 EV Motor, Power, and Performance
- 5 Range, Charging, and Battery Life
- 6 Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
- 7 Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- 8 Infotainment and Connectivity
- 9 Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The new era of fully-electric vehicles has brought some growing pains, but it’s also sparked a fascinating new wave of bespoke cars with far more preposterous speed potential than ever before. The best example of this, so far, is the 1813 horsepower Nevera from the Croatian start-up Rimac. It’s easily the Bugatti Chiron of EVs. Unlike any EV before it, the Nevera uses a one-piece carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. Its huge 117.0-kWh battery pack is part of the car’s rigidity and has cells spread under each occupant’s seat to save space and allow for a lower seating position. At roughly 5100 pounds, the Nevera isn’t a lightweight, but it’s got plenty of athleticism and tire to help it glue to the pavement around the curviest of roads. The Nevera can recover energy at a rate of as much as 300 watts and does it smoothly without interrupting normal driving to recharge its battery. A 2,000,000 euro price tag is converted to USD upon order will keep the majority of people from ownership, but its 150-unit limited production run will also give the Nevera an exceptionally rare appearance.
What’s New for 2022?
2022 is the first year of the Rimac Nevera and likely the last as its total planned production is limited to just 150 vehicles.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Production is limited to just 150 units, but no matter how you order it, there’s really no wrong way to order an 1813-horsepower fully-electric rocket ship.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
Proving there’s no such thing as too much horsepower, the Nevera uses a four-motor fully-electric powertrain that uses a carbon-sleeved permanent-magnet AC synchronous motor to each wheel with a one-speed direct-drive transmission. While 1877 horsepower is the battery’s maximum output, 1813 horsepower is the most power that can be made at the motors. Not like you’ll be able to tell a difference. Both front motors generate 295 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, while the two rear drive units are good for 644 horsepower and 664 pound-feet each. Rimac claims the Nevera can get to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and a quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. That would be quicker than anything we’ve ever tested, but those estimates come with one major asterisk; they were earned on a prepped drag strip. The 258 mph top speed claim, however, few will be crazy enough to attempt
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Let’s be honest, in a car with more horsepower than a Formula One racer, outright EV range doesn’t take highest priority. But, because eventually, all good things must come to an end, or in the Nevera’s case, a low battery percentage, we should point out that despite its mind-bending performance, the Nevera earned a 205-mile range estimate from the EPA. How quickly that range shrinks after a few seconds of cruising at the car’s 258 mph, well, that’s up to the millionaires to decide. The Nevera uses a massive 117.0-kWh battery pack that runs between and behind the seats and seatbacks with additional wings of cells spreading under the driver and passenger’s side footwells and acts as an area of additional rigidity for the car’s chassis. For more information about the Nevera’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
According to the EPA, the Nevera achieves earns a 53, 53, and 54 MPGe ratings for its combined, city, and highway estimated values. We haven’t run the Nevera on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, so we can’t evaluate its real-world mpg. For more information about the Nevera’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
While outright performance is at the forefront of the Nevera’s mission, Rimac wanted the feeling of sitting in one to match the excitement of driving it. While each of the 150 Neveras can be custom built with various materials, colors, and stitching to accommodate any opulent look, the carbon monocoque from which the entire car is fastened can’t be ignored. Bare carbon is present across the center fascia of the dashboard, as well as around the center console and covering the steering column. Suede and shiny billet aluminum are also common materials inside the Croatian all-electric hyper car.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Nevera’s command center consists of three screens that display various vehicle controls and information. A large infotainment screen is centrally-mounted with billet-machine hardware that allows it to fold forward for extra storage space, and its heavy-dutiness helps prevent the display from succumbing to the car’s intense lateral g acceleration. A passenger-side LCD shows speed, acceleration, and other info that’s sure to raise any co-pilot’s heart rate. A wireless smartphone charger is also available and found above the center console.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Nevera is not offered with commonly available driver-assistance features, such as blind-spot monitoring. For more information about the Chiron’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2022 Rimac Nevera
Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
Base: $2,050,500 (2,000,000 euros converted using exchange rate at time of order)
Front Motors: 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 295 hp, 207 lb-ft each
Rear Motors: 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 644 hp, 664 lb-ft each
Combined Power: 1813 hp
Combined Torque: 1741 lb-ft
Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 117.0 kWh
Onboard Charger: 22.0 kW
Transmissions, F/R: direct drive
Wheelbase: 108.1 in
Length: 187.0 in
Width: 78.2 in
Height: 47.6 in
Cargo Volume: 4 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 5100 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 1.9 sec
100 mph: 4.1 sec
1/4-Mile: 8.6 sec
Top Speed: 258 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 53/53/54 MPGe
Range: 205 mi