Rimac starts production of the Nevera, the 1,914 hp electric supercar

Rimac gives the green light to start manufacturing its electric supercar, the Nevera. After years of development and several conceptual models and prototypes, the vehicle has started production at the plant that the firm owns in Croatia and from which it is expected that a total of 150 units of the same over the next few years.

A few hours ago, Pininfarina has also done the same, announcing the start of production of the Battista. This may be due to more than mere coincidence as both models share mechanical architecture, as well as some exterior appendages, although both have their own focus on the market.

The Rimac Refrigerator has been presented from the outset as the next step in the sector of high-performance models. Its initial conception has been by and for speed and performance on the track, although at the same time has always linked its attributes with ecology and net carbon emissions.

About a decade ago, Rimac debuted its first concept vehicle, the Concept_One. This determined the rupture that high-performance vehicles were going to suffer in the coming years on thermal mechanics. Years later, the Croatian company showed the Concept_Two, the model that laid the foundations for the current Rimac Nevera.

Finally, after five years of development and testing, three generations of powertrain technology, 18 prototypes, 45 crash tests, and more than 1.6 million hours spent on research and development, Rimac will begin production of the Nevera. The estimated rate of manufacture will be around 50 units per yearsince each one of them will equip an absolute customization, as well as a work done by hand by the best specialists.

A few weeks ago, Rimac registered the first Refrigerator, which has a plate of Croatian origin and keeps certain secrets under its numbering. This is unit “000” and it will be used for customer demonstration and for marketing and advertising work. This will remain under the ownership of Bugatti Rimac and will not be sold, at least in the long term.

Currently, Rimac has already awarded all the estimated production for the first year and the second is about to run out; that is, if a customer bought one of these electric supercars now, it would likely take him more than two years to receive the unit from him. Let us remember that each of these cars has an acquisition fee of 2 million euros, before taxes and without including the subsequent customization chosen by each client.

Rimac Automobili has more than 25 partners as official distributors around the world, which will now begin to receive the units ordered at their facilities. These are spread across much of Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. In Spain, the only associated distributor called “Spirits Of Speed” is located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, in Barcelona.

The Rimac Nevera has specifications to match, since its 100% electric mechanics It has a total of 1,914 CV and 2,360 Nm of maximum torque. Its maximum speed is estimated at 412 km/h and it is capable of running from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.97 seconds. Under its bodywork it has a 120 kWh capacity battery that provides the model with a range of up to 550 kilometers.

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