- The Rimac Nevera has been breaking all kinds of acceleration data this 12 months.
- Solely a dozen of those celebratory Time Assault variations can be bought.
- All 12 are already spoken for.
Launched immediately at Monterey Automobile Week, the brand new Nevera Time Assault is Rimac’s celebration of a 12 months of breaking data. With its rear wing set to most downforce, the Nevera Time Assault reveals a message hidden on the underside: “Devoted to these coming after us.” Two translations: Convey It; or, Simply You Strive To Catch Up.
Simply 12 Nevera Time Assaults can be made, and each is already spoken for. The primary, completed in the identical black on inexperienced because the record-breaking automotive, goes to Jeff Miller of California. These inexperienced stripes additionally pay tribute to one among firm founder Mate Rimac’s first mad scientist tasks, a Eighties E30 BMW 3-series transformed to electrical drive. In 2011, that Frankenstein machine was licensed by the FIA because the world’s quickest accelerating EV.
The fortunate few consumers can select between naked carbon fiber or black base shade, with a alternative of shade for the stripes for the outside and matching contrasting stitching inside. There’s additionally “Time Assault” stitched on the seatbacks and a plaque denoting every automotive as one among 12.
The headline acceleration claims for the Nevera are zero to 62 mph in 1.81 seconds, zero to 100 mph in 3.21 seconds, and nil to 186 mph in 9.22 seconds. Quarter-mile time? 8.25 seconds. The Nevera can get to its high velocity of 259 mph after which again to zero once more within the time it will take a McLaren F1 to hit 217 mph. Whole energy from the four-motor powertrain is a staggering 1813 hp.
The Nevera Time Assault would not simply transfer the goalposts, it is just like the half within the Star Trek timeline the place warp-drive know-how exhibits up. For now, this sort of efficiency is extraordinarily uncommon, restricted to lower than a baker’s dozen of homeowners. But when the Rimac Nevera Time Assault has laid down the gauntlet, then the chase is on.
Brendan McAleer is a contract author and photographer primarily based in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He grew up splitting his knuckles on British cars, got here of age within the golden period of Japanese sport-compact efficiency, and commenced writing about automobiles and other people in 2008. His specific curiosity is the intersection between humanity and equipment, whether or not it’s the racing profession of Walter Cronkite or Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s half-century obsession with the Citroën 2CV. He has taught each of his younger daughters the way to shift a guide transmission and is grateful for the excuse they supply to be perpetually shopping for Sizzling Wheels.