“Rimac’s Nevera Dominates Nürburgring’s EV Lap Record with an Impressive Performance”

track. The Rimac Nevera has set a new record by completing the track in just over 1 minute and 17 seconds, while the Tesla Model S Plaid finished in 1 minute and 30 seconds.

The Rimac Nevera has recently made headlines by breaking the world record for the fastest production electric car around the track. It surpassed its closest competitor, the Tesla Model S Plaid, by 20 seconds, completing the course in just over 1 minute and 17 seconds. This achievement is a testament to the exceptional engineering and performance of the Rimac Nevera. Its impressive speed and handling make it a force to be reckoned with in the world of electric cars.

The Rimac Nevera has once again proven its impressive speed capabilities, this time on the Nürburgring circuit. The hypercar, boasting a whopping 1887bhp, set a new EV record with a lap time of 7:05.293, beating the previous record holder, the Tesla Model S Plaid Track Package. Driven by Croatian racer Martin Kodrić with road-legal Michelin Cup 2R tyres, the Nevera shaved off 20 seconds from the Tesla’s time. Despite its remarkable power output and four-wheel torque vectoring, it fell short of breaking the outright production car lap record of 6:35.183 set by the Mercedes-AMG One, which boasts 1048bhp.

Despite its steep price tag, the Nevera boasts impressive performance figures that have been verified by GPS. The electric vehicle has a top speed of 258mph, making it the fastest production EV in the world. It can go from 0 to 249mph and back to 0 in just 29.93 seconds. Even more impressive, with a one-foot rollout on un-prepped asphalt, the Nevera can reach 62mph from a standstill in an astonishing 1.81 seconds. It can hit 124mph in 4.42 seconds and 186mph in 9.22 seconds. While the car is initially limited to a top speed of 219mph, Rimac can lift this to 258mph at special events to ensure optimal tire condition. The Nevera is based on the Concept_Two, but it’s now a tangible car that customers can purchase. Despite its remarkable specs, the price is steep at £1.72 million plus taxes.

The maximum power of this vehicle is an impressive 1887bhp with a torque of 1741lb ft. This is made possible by four distinct ‘Permanent Magnet’ motors that are situated in modules on each axle of the car. Each of the two axles is powered by its own single-speed transmission, allowing for variable power distribution between the left and right sides. The motors are powered by a 120kWh (gross) lithium-ion battery pack that sits in a T-shaped module behind and between the two seats. It is estimated that the car can travel up to 340 miles on a single charge, but there is no information available regarding its weight.

The Nevera’s design is based on a carbonfibre monocoque tub, with aluminum subframes attached at either end to mount the axles. To increase torsional rigidity by 37%, the battery pack acts as a structural component within the carbon tub. The car’s suspension has a double wishbone design on all four corners, with adaptable dampers and an adjustable ride height that allows for greater adjustability within the driver mode systems. Two systems handle the braking of the vehicle, with Rimac’s 300kW regeneration capability being the most powerful of any production EV. It is supported by a Brembo six-piston caliper and a 390mm carbon-ceramic disc. The braking system operates entirely by-wire, and a feedback motor is integrated into the hardware to combine brake feel from both systems into one linear response. Finally, the steering is also fully by-wire.

The Nevera features a unique type of torque vectoring, which has allowed engineers to revamp traditional traction control and stability programs. The new system, called Rimac All Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 (R-AWTV 2), utilizes the electric motors independently to calibrate torque sent to each wheel based on various factors, including driver inputs, conditions, and selected mode. This ensures the most efficient use of each motor and maintains stability. While the exterior design resembles the concept, Rimac has refined the aerodynamics to improve downforce with active components such as a moveable grille insert, flaps under the splitter and diffuser, and a moveable rear wing. These components operate independently based on the selected driver mode, resulting in a substantial 326% difference in downforce between highest and lowest settings.

The interior of the Rimac Nevera boasts a plethora of digital interfaces, with three displays integrated into a customizable and understated cabin. Each car is unique, as Rimac offers three initial specifications and an array of personalized color options. Beyond its impressive specifications, the Rimac Nevera stands out as a palpable electric hypercar amidst current development in the automotive industry. This excitement has even garnered investment from traditional OEMs such as Porsche and Hyundai Kia, indicating that Rimac is poised to become a significant player in the world of performance cars and the shift towards electrification.

To wrap up, the moniker ‘Nevera’ derives from a term used to describe a tidal wave that can strike the shores of Croatia from the adjoining Adriatic Sea, with Italy in close proximity. Although Rimac is yet to reach the same level of recognition as established supercar brands, it’s ironic to think about the commotion this contemporary automaker is causing.

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