Rimac tested the limits of human courage and material strength with its 1813 horsepower carbon fiber electric warhead. The Croatian startup’s Nevera uses a one-piece monocoque chassis with battery cell channels spread under, between, and behind the seat. With a pair of electric motors on each axle, the estimated 205-mile range won’t win any awards, but the Nevera’s claimed DC fast-charging speed of 500 kW should alleviate any range concerns—when public infrastructure can actually hit that figure. Limited to just 150 units, the Nevera’s $2.2 million price tag further enhances its exclusivity, and it’s certainly a machine that will battle each other for valet parking.
What’s New for 2023?
Production of the 1813-hp Nevera began last year. For 2023, Rimac Nevera is unchanged, as the company continues to work towards its goal of filling incoming orders.
Price and Which One to Buy
The hardest part isn’t deciding how your Nevera is built, it’s finding enough sofas to choose from to raise the 220 million cents needed to get on the list.
EV Motors, Power and Performance
Proving there’s no such thing as too much horsepower, the Nevera uses a four-motor full-electric powertrain that puts a carbon sleeve permanent magnet AC synchronous motor at each wheel with a single-speed direct drive transmission. While 1877 horsepower is the battery’s maximum output, 1813 horsepower is the most power the motor can make. Not like you would be able to tell the 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 hit 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and the quarter mile in 8.6 seconds. That will be faster than anything we’ve ever tested, but the estimate is accompanied by one leading asterisk; they are obtained on the provided drag strip. A top speed claim of 258 mph, however, few are crazy enough to attempt.
Range, Charging and Battery Life
To be honest, in a car with more horsepower than a Formula One racer, the EV range doesn’t take top priority at all. All that mind-numbing performance has a trade-off, and as such, the Nevera earns an estimated 205 miles of range from the EPA. How quickly that range shrinks after a few seconds of cruising along at 258 mph is up to the millionaire to decide. The Nevera uses a massive 117.0-kWh battery pack located between and behind the seats and behind the seats with additional cell wings that spread under the driver and passenger side footwells and act as an additional area of rigidity for the car’s chassis. For more information on Nevera’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Real World Fuel Economy and MPG
According to EPA, the Nevera achieved ratings of 53, 53, and 54 MPGe for combined, city, and highway estimates, respectively. 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 rate real world mpg. For more information on Nevera’s fuel economy, visit the website EPA website.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
While performance is clearly at the forefront of the Nevera’s mission, Rimac wanted the feeling of sitting in one to match its driving pleasure. While each of the 150 Neveras can be custom-built with a variety of materials, colors and stitching to accommodate any luxury look, the carbon monocoque from which the entire car is forged cannot be overlooked. Carbon blanks are present throughout 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 in Croatia’s all-electric supercar.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Nevera’s command center consists of three screens that display various vehicle controls and information. A large infotainment screen is mounted in the center with billet hardware that allows it to fold forward for extra storage space, and its heavy duty helps prevent the display from succumbing to the car’s intense lateral g acceleration. The passenger-side LCD shows speed, acceleration and other information that will surely raise the co-pilot’s heart rate. A wireless smartphone charger is also available and found above the center console.
Safety Features and Driver Assistance
Nevera is not offered with general availability driver assistance features, such as blind spot monitoring. For more information on Nevera crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website.
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 Motor: 2 AC permanent magnet synchronous, 295 hp, 207 lb-ft each
Rear Motor: 2 AC permanent magnet synchronous, 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
Transmission, F/R: direct drive
Wheelbase: 108.1 in
Length: 187.0 in
Width: 78.2 inches
Height: 47.6 inches
Cargo Volume: 4 feet3
Curb weight (C/D approx): 5100 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 1.9 seconds
100 mph: 4.1 seconds
1/4-Mile: 8.6 seconds
Top Speed: 258 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 53/53/54 MPGe
Range: 205 mi
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