Rimac Nevera has set new speed record sped for EV

BREMEN: Croatian manufacturer Rimac has set a new top speed record for an electric car, with its Nevera, which succeeded in reaching a speed of 412kph.

Rimac's Nevera supercar hit the 412kph mark on its speedometer, making it the fastest electric production car in the world.

The feat took place at the Papenburg test centre in Germany, which has an oval-shaped circuit with two long straight portions measuring 4km long, which are suitable for particularly high speeds.

While the Nevera was not modified to achieve this record, its engine settings were optimised. The brand's regular test driver, Miro Zrncevic, the brand's chief test and development driver, got behind the wheel and steered it to over 400kph.

The top speed recorded during these recent tests was 412kph, which nearly corresponds with the potential performance simulated by Rimac for its car (estimated at 415kph). For the record, the production version delivered to Rimac's customers cannot exceed 352kph — on a track of course.

The Rimac Nevera boasts the equivalent of 1,914hp generated by its four electric motors.

In terms of acceleration, the Nevera is capable of going from 0 to 100kph in less than 2 seconds and from 0 to 160kph in 4.3 seconds. In 2021, it broke another record, that of the quarter-mile run for an electric vehicle, which it did in 8.582 seconds.
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