La Rimac C_Two becomes the Rimac Nevera. The automaker has unveiled the production version of its electric hypercar seen three years ago in Geneva, also communicating the official name under which it will be sold. It is a reference to a storm that arrives unexpectedly at sea and which is very powerful and full of lightning. The hypercar will be built in only 150 specimens. The founder of the company, Mate Rimac, will test and personally sign each of the Nevera before delivery to customers. The car costs 2 million euros.
The new Rimac Nevera measure 4,750 mm long x 1,986 mm wide x 1,208 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,745 mm. We already know a lot about the design of the Nevera as we have seen several details of the prototypes several times. The manufacturer points out that the work carried out over time has made it possible to improve aerodynamic efficiency by 34% compared to the first prototypes. All the aerodynamic elements such as the splitters, the diffuser and the spoiler have been developed with extreme attention to improve the load.
Rimac has also worked to increase the cooling efficiency of the braking system and engine, with an improvement of 30% at low speeds and 7% at high speeds compared to the first prototypes. La Nevera offers one sophisticated active aerodynamics in order to have the optimal configuration in every driving situation. Switching from “high downforce” to “low drag” mode reduces drag by 17.5%. Switching to “high downforce” mode increases downforce by 326%.
The alloy wheels from 20 inches with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires have a design studied to convey the air to theBrembo braking system (carboceramic). The interiors are particularly neat and have a minimalist design. Behind the steering wheel the digital instrumentation stands out. In the center, however, there is the display of the connected infotainment system. Thanks to telemetry, the driver can always have the car’s performance under control. The data can then be downloaded to a computer for calm analysis.
There is also an app through which it will be possible to remotely manage some functions of the car. The interiors are well finished and use quality materials. However, Rimac allows customers to customize them as they see fit.
The heart of the Rimac Nevera is its powertrain, equipped with 4 electric motors with permanent magnets, one per wheel. The overall power comes in at well 1,408 kW (1,914 hp) with 2,360 Nm of torque. Specifically, the front ones are from 250 kW and 280 Nm, the rear ones from 450 kW and 900 Nm. The performance, of course, is very high. The 100 km / h can be reached in just 1.97 seconds. And it only takes 9.3 seconds to reach 300 km / h. According to Rimac, in the quarter mile it takes 8.6 seconds. The maximum speed reaches 412 km / h.
To power the powertrain a pack 120 kWh battery able to offer autonomy who is 550 km according to the WLTP cycle. The architecture is 800 V and this allows the accumulator to be refueled at very high power. According to Rimac it is possible to reload in direct current up to 500 kW. However, there are no columns that allow you to reach these levels at the moment. The manufacturer declares that 22 minutes would be enough to go from 0 to 80% of the battery capacity. The on-board AC charger is 22 kW.
Rimac emphasizes the great care taken in the design of the car. The monocoque is made of carbon and uses a structural battery pack to increase torsional rigidity. Two carbon and aluminum subframes are connected to the body, which also serve to absorb shocks. Overall, the electric hypercar it weighs 2,150 kg. The front / rear weight distribution is 48:52.
To manage the power and torque of the powertrain, the Nevera can rely on its All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 (R-AWTV 2) which replaces a traditional traction control system. This system continuously intervenes in real time on the engines to modify the delivery in an optimal way. The braking system features 390 mm Brembo carbon-ceramic discs. If it reaches too high temperatures, the car increases regenerative braking to always guarantee powerful braking.
Available to the driver are Sport, Drift, Comfort, Range, Track and two Custom modes that affect the behavior of the engines, steering and suspension and the aerodynamics setup. The Nevera will be equipped from 2022 (through a software update) with what Rimac calls AI Driving Coach, that is, a system based on artificial intelligence that helps the driver to make the most of the car’s performance on the track using the 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras and 6 radars present.