The Rimac Nevera has recently achieved nearly 24 new performance records, including the fastest 0-60 mph acceleration time for production cars.
According to an official statement from Rimac, the all-electric Nevera accomplished the 0-60 mph sprint in just 1.74 seconds at the Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) test track in Germany. This time was independently verified by data loggers from Dewesoft and RaceLogic. The Nevera surpassed the previous record of 1.79 seconds set by the Pininfarina Battista, which shares the same powertrain as the Nevera. It’s worth noting that the Battista had previously beaten the Nevera’s own record of 1.85 seconds.
It’s important to mention that these records were achieved with one foot of rollout, which means the timing includes a slight rolling start. Without the rollout, the acceleration time would be slightly slower. Rimac stated that the record-setting run was conducted with road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires on a non-prepped asphalt surface, whereas the previous Nevera record was set on a high-friction dragstrip. The traction achieved by Rimac to break the record without a prepped surface is quite remarkable.
In addition to the 0-60 mph record, Rimac claims to have set a new 0-400-0 kph (0-249-0 mph) record of 29.93 seconds, beating the previous record by over a second. This remarkable achievement, along with many others, contributes to a total of 23 performance records set by Rimac in a single day. According to Rimac, this feat sets a new record for the highest number of vehicle performance records broken in a single day.
Among the other notable records, the Nevera also established a new quarter-mile record for production cars, recording an 8.25-second run according to Dewesoft, or 8.26 seconds according to RaceLogic. Both times surpass the Nevera’s own record of 8.58 seconds set in 2021. Furthermore, the Nevera achieved new records for 0-100 kph, eighth-mile time, half-mile time, and the standing mile.
The Nevera used for these extraordinary record-breaking accomplishments featured a special livery inspired by the Rimac BMW e-M3, which was an electric conversion project by Mate Rimac, the founder of Rimac. This project played a significant role in the establishment of Rimac as a company and set various all-electric speed records.
In addition to these impressive records, the Rimac Nevera also holds the title of the world’s fastest production electric vehicle, achieving a top speed of 256 mph in 2022. Originally introduced as the C_Two concept in 2018, production of the Nevera commenced in July 2022. Rimac has planned a limited production run of just 150 units before moving on to other projects, including the development of the next generation of Bugatti supercars.