Rimac Automobili has completed the final winter tests with the production version of the Nevera ahead of the first customer deliveries. The electric hypercar has already passed registration tests in the US and EU and is scheduled for delivery to customers around the world in the coming months.
Winter testing at Pirelli’s Sottozero centre near the Arctic Circle in Sweden continued for a fortnight. There, the Rimac team fine-tuned systems such as ABS, ESP and torque vectoring. Because temperatures during the day were “unusually warm”, the team tested the car at night “when temperatures were at their most extreme”, according to a press release.
“Testing on a low grip surface like this allows us to make consistent and accurate observations on how our systems are performing in low temperatures,” explains Miroslav Zrnčević, Bugatti-Rimac chief test and development driver. “Things happen much more slowly than they would do on asphalt, and we have nice, even, smooth handling tracks so we know the data we get isn’t affected by surface imperfections or temperature swings. After these two weeks of testing, we’re happy to see exactly the results we wanted to achieve.”
Rimac Automobil had unveiled the production version of the all-electric C_Two hypercar, first presented in 2018, in June 2021. The two-million-euro vehicle has since been called Nevera, with production limited to 150 units. The Nevera has four electric motors, which together produce 1.4 MW and 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 stated at 412 km/h.
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