Rimac C_Two named Nevera ahead of serial production
Rimac Automobili has unveiled the production version of its all-electric hypercar C_Two, first presented in 2018. The two-million-euro high-powered slingshot is now called Nevera and has four electric motors that together produce 1.4 MW and offer 2,360 Nm of torque.
Energy storage is provided by a liquid-cooled battery pack with 120 kWh capacity. The sprint from zero to 60 mph (i.e. 96 km/h) is said to be achieved in just 1.85 seconds, and the top speed is quoted at 412 km/h. Rimac Automobili plans to produce 150 examples of the Nevera.
Since the C-Two’s unveiling at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, engineers have “refined their new flagship in an extensive development programme at all levels”, Rimac says. The company added that all systems have been improved since the first prototypes to achieve the “ambitious performance targets” set back in 2018.
Just a few months ago, company founder and chief executive Mate Rimac had said that there was still work to be done on fine-tuning the software. For example, the powertrain could not constantly call up the full 1,400 kW – that is, 350 kW per engine. Since the enormous power and acceleration is an important criterion for customers in this segment, this problem still had to be solved.
Now Mate Rimac insists that the Nevera will “redefine the norm for performance cars”. “And not only in performance – but as an all-around package,” says Rimac. “When we first revealed the C_Two, we set our targets extremely high. There was nothing else that could even come close to matching the car’s cutting-edge electric powertrain and extreme performance.”
The production model was not only enhanced under the carbon-fibre bonnet. The basic appearance, with its sports car proportions and headlamp shape, has remained, but Rimac now refers to “extensive changes to the bodywork, air diffusers and intakes”. The Nevera is said to have 34 per cent better aerodynamic efficiency than the first prototype.
The 150 Nevera cars will be built on the outskirts of Zagreb, and Mate Rimac plans to carry out the tests and acceptance tests itself. From 2023, the sports car manufacturer plans to move into a new company campus near Zagreb, which was presented in April.
The name Nevera comes from Croatian. Nevera is the name of a fast and powerful Mediterranean current that races across the open sea off Croatia – “extremely strong and charged with lightning”.