The Rimac Nevera has arrived in Singapore
Wearnes Automotive Centre, Singapore - Rimac’s record breaking Nevera has arrived in Singapore, and it’ll cost €2 million before options. After factoring in currency exchange rates and a light smattering of options, the Nevera could easily cost upwards of S$3.5 million. But prospective customers can place their orders through Rimac’s local dealer, Wearnes Automotive.
That’s a steep sum to fork out for a car that can’t legally be driven on Singapore’s roads, but the exorbitant sum would start to sound more reasonable when you consider the car’s stratospheric 1,914 horsepower and 2,360Nm torque output. Not to mention, the 23 records that the Nevera has broken.
Among its extensive list of performance accolades, the Rimac Nevera is the fastest accelerating production EV, sprinting from 0-100km/h in 1.82 seconds. It completes the quarter mile in 8.26 seconds, the standing mile in 20.62 seconds, it holds the Nürburgring record for production EVs with a lap time of 7:05.298 and its the fastest EV in the world, hitting a top speed of 412km/h.
The key to all that power is the Nevera’s quad-motor powertrain and 120kWh battery pack, which distributes power to all four wheels through Rimac’s All Wheel Torque Vectoring system (R-AWTV). The torque supplied to each wheel is determined by the car’s selected driving modes, which even includes a “Drift” mode that would no doubt make short work of the Michelin rubber.
To keep the Nevera’s 1914hp/2360Nm in check, the car comes with 390mm carbon ceramic discs and 6-piston callipers on all four corners. The Nevera also has double wishbone suspension with electronic dampers and a carbon monocoque that integrates the battery pack as a structural element.
Clearly, the Rimac Nevera makes short work of drag strips or race circuits, but it also makes short work of charging stops. The Nevera is able to accept up to 500kW under DC charging conditions, which is enough to fill the batteries from 0-80% in 19 minutes. The car also has a maximum range of 490km on the WLTP cycle, but we doubt that owners would concern themselves with hypermiling in a hypercar - not that they could in Singapore anyway.
Only 150 units of the Rimac Nevera will be made, and all will be made in left-hand drive configurations only. According to a spokesperson at Wearnes, an undisclosed number of customers have already expressed interest in this electric hypercar.
Not bad for a company that began in 2009 with just three employees. Today, their employee count has surpassed the 2000 mark, and Rimac is in the process of completing a new campus. No wonder Bugatti’s got a stake in the company too.
PHOTOS Jay Tee