The team at Croatian car builder Rimac Automobili continues to showcase why its all-electric Nevera hypercar is the fastest production EV on the planet. It has just achieved the latest lap record at the world-renowned Nürburgring track.
Since 2009, Rimac Automobili has continued to develop and deliver some of the most exciting and technologically advanced electric hypercars in the world.
Rimac’s first EV, the Concept_One, was introduced in 2016 and is considered one of the world’s fastest production vehicles at the time, although its production consisted of not more than eight vehicles.
It was followed by the Concept_Two in 2018, which eventually evolved into its production form Nevera for which Rimac promised a larger scale of production of 150 units estimated to cost $2,4 million each. Steep, yes, but one can demand that pricing level when the offer is one of the fastest vehicles in the world.
Nevera deliveries are now underway, but nine months ago, Rimac was already chasing world records in the full-electric class. This past May, Rimac added another 23 performance records in a single day, a record in itself, proclaiming its Nevera as “the ultimate record-breaking hypercar.”
The Rimac team now has one more significant record plaque to add to its trophy case, taking the production EV crown at Nürburgring.
Rimac Automobili confirmed that the Nevera has officially broken the existing Nürburgring lap record for a production EV by 20 seconds. The record-breaking lap was driven by Croatian racer Martin Kodrić and was verified by independent timing data, TÜV SÜD, and onboard telemetry. The official time was 7’05″298.
Kodrić said: “We had challenging weather conditions during our practice sessions this week and have chosen what seems like one of the hottest days on the track this summer to set a lap time. However, a 7’05″298 lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife is commendable.”
“The fact that the Nevera can achieve this kind of speed on the track when it’s been developed to be a comfortable hyper GT for the road makes it so special. It’s such a well-rounded piece of engineering and design; gentle and usable in the city, thrilling to drive on twisting B-roads, comfortable over long distances, and devastatingly fast on a race track,” he added.
At the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Monterey, California, the Rimac team commemorated its latest record by unveiling a limited-production-run version of the Nevera at the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.
A mere 12 examples of the ‘Time Attack Nevera’ will be built at Rimac’s production facility in Zagreb, all of which are already spoken for. The first went to Californian local Jeff Miller.
The Time Attack Nevera features bespoke paintwork and a customer choice between Squadron Black or a bare carbon fiber base. The underside of the rear wing reads, “Dedicated to those coming after us.”
Each unique hypercar also features ‘Time Attack’ stitching on the seat backs and an engraved ‘Time Attack’ plaque numbered one through twelve.
Rimac founder and CEO Mate Rimac: “In many ways, the Nevera has reinvented the hypercar world, bringing new technologies, abilities, and performance levels. But the simplest way to demonstrate its capabilities is to go out and break records. And that’s exactly what we’ve done in 2023 repeatedly.”
“The Nevera Time Attack ” is a Limited Edition that celebrates the past year’s achievements, wearing a bespoke livery inspired by the car that set off each of them. It will be built in a series of 12; each has already been spoken for by our customers keen to capture their part of performance car history. And it’s only August, too, so there’s plenty of time for more records to be broken,” he proudly added.
Rimac Automobili has posted Nevera’s Nürburgring record-setting lap on YouTube.