Rimac delivers first manufacturing Nevera electrical hypercar
Rimac, the Croatian electrical hypercar producer, has delivered its first manufacturing Nevera to a buyer – none aside from German-Finnish former Formulation 1 driver Nico Rosberg.
In a video uploaded to Mr Rosberg’s YouTube channel, we are able to see this Nevera is blacked-out other than the shiny aluminium wheels, and is known as ‘#001’.
Technically there may be an earlier Nevera production model referred to a ‘#000’ that’s completed in a Callisto Inexperienced exterior paint and can stay within the possession of Bugatti Rimac as demonstrator and advertising automotive.
As beforehand detailed, Rimac solely intends to supply 150 examples of the Nevera in whole they usually’re already offered out. Every instance will probably be examined and signed off by firm founder Mate Rimac earlier than last supply.
When there have been nonetheless examples of the Rimac Nevera out there to buy, costs began from €2 million ($A2.94 million).
At this stage, Rimac has indicated it would ramp up manufacturing of the hand-built Nevera to as much as 50 models per 12 months.
Powered by a quad-electric motor setup, the Rimac Nevera produces an other-worldly 1427kW of energy and 2360Nm of torque. That is mated to a 120kWh lithium-manganese-nickel battery, designed in-house by Rimac, that’s positioned alongside the automotive’s centre tunnel.
The Croatian hypercar producer claims the Nevera can do the 0-100km/h dash in an insane 1.85 seconds and has a prime pace of 412km/h.
It additionally claims the Nevera has a variety of 547km in accordance with WLTP testing.
Throughout the YouTube video, Mr Rimac mentioned that there are 14 cameras across the Nevera so it might report footage itself with out the necessity for mounting GoPros.
The footage can apparently be seen and downloaded from a companion telephone app.
As well as, Mr Rimac mentioned the corporate continues to be engaged on an autonomous observe driving function that may are available a future software program replace.
Mr Rimac mentioned the function is at present nonetheless in improvement, however is now simply as quick round as the corporate’s take a look at drivers.
The Bugatti Rimac CEO additionally repeated some previously-reported statements about the next Bugatti hypercar, saying it would have a “very attention-grabbing internal-combustion engine” and be “closely electrified”.
Mr Rimac additionally mentioned the Chiron successor goes to be the “reverse of what you anticipate”, and Mr Rosberg alluded to it being just like the Mercedes-AMG One in a brief, off-the-cuff comment.
Along with growing and now producing the Nevera, Rimac Group, which encompasses the Bugatti Rimac joint venture and the Rimac Technology electrical car (EV) division, is at present within the technique of setting up its new €200 million ($A293.95 million) headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia.
Dubbed the Rimac Campus, it’ll function the corporate’s worldwide analysis and improvement (R&D) and manufacturing base for all future Rimac merchandise, together with the present Nevera and its key parts.
The corporate has damaged floor and the headquarters needs to be accomplished in 2023.
This campus may even turn into the house of R&D for future Bugatti fashions, however the French hypercar producer will proceed to supply its automotive at its personal manufacturing amenities.
Throughout a 112,980 square-metre gross flooring space and 197,575 square-metre website space, this advanced will function an on-site take a look at observe, museum, design, engineering, manufacturing and testing amenities, in addition to a “high-end customisation” showroom, bar, restaurant, and retail areas.
Rimac additionally touts there will probably be a gymnasium and coaching centre, kindergarten, auditorium convention corridor, schooling rooms, rooftop backyard, command centre, VR-rooms and several other top-secret undertaking rooms.