Testing a automobile for such a excessive velocity is barely potential on just a few closed circuit services on the planet. Automotive Testing Paperburg’s observe in Germany, an oval with straight stretches, was the location of the record-breaking feat, which noticed the automobile hit a prime velocity of 258 miles per hour (mph).
To obtain the report, Rimac’s staff set the automobile into its prime velocity mode, which focuses the aerodynamic profile to steadiness drag and downforce. This ensures that the automobile is secure at excessive speeds. They additionally overrode the mannequin’s electronically restricted prime velocity. Rimac says the Nevera can do two full laps of the well-known Nurburgring racetrack with negligible loss in energy. That observe is greater than 12 miles lengthy.
Road authorized Michelin Cup 2R tires had been wrapped across the wheels of the vehicles and a Michelin staff was on website throughout the take a look at to examine the tires to make sure their good situation.
Miro Zrnčević, Rimac’s chief take a look at and growth driver was behind the wheel of the Nevera throughout its record-setting run.
“To travel at 412 kph, or 258 mph, means travelling at a third of the speed of sound. Simply achieving that alone in a road car is incredibly complex, but in Nevera we have created a car that can travel long distances on a single charge, can tackle tight and twisting race tracks and can drift as well as break straight-line speed records, both for acceleration and V-MAX. I’ve driven Nevera since it first turned a wheel and to see the perfectly honed car that is today is a really emotional moment,” Zrnčević mentioned.
The prime velocity was measured by a Racelogic V-Box, a GPS-based measurement machine.
Rimac unveiled the Nevera on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. After 1.6 million hours of growth, the Nevera is being shipped to prospects. Fomula One World Champion Nico Rosberg was the primary particular person to take supply of a manufacturing model of the automobile.
Nevera’s all-electric four-motor setup produces 1,914 horsepower, which transfer the automobile from zero to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds. That’s paired with 2,360 pound-feet of torque. It can hit 100 mph in 4.3 seconds.
Customer copies of the automobile have an electronically restricted prime velocity of 219 mph. Customers can, nevertheless, expertise the automobile’s prime velocity at particular client occasions which can be supported by the Rimac staff below managed situations.
Rimac builds the Nevera at its plant in Zagreb, Croatia and the tremendous EV begins at $2.1 million.