Having reached a top speed of 412 km/h (256 mph) last month, the Rimac Nevera has become the world’s fastest electric production automobile.
The new record follows Nevera’s independently certified 8.582-second quarter-mile run in 2021, which established it as the fastest-accelerating production vehicle in the world.
The highest speed attempt was performed on October 23 on Germany’s Automotive Testing Papenburg circuit. The Nevera reached its top speed thanks to the oval track’s two straights, which were 4 kilometers long. Given how uncommon it is for a car to attain speeds of 400 km/h (248 mph), there aren’t many courses that can be used to achieve such speeds.
The Nevera’s highest-speed mode, which offers an aerodynamic profile ensuring high-speed stability, was selected before the attempt. The electric hypercar was also outfitted with road-legal Michelin Cup 2R tires.
With Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver, Miro Zrnevic, at the helm, the Nevera reached a high speed of 412 km/h (256 mph).
However, during the attempt, the main issue was to get the perfect entry into straight from the curving areas of the circuit to give the car the best opportunity of hitting peak speed. As a result, Miro released the full power of the four-motor engine and battery pack when the car leveled out of the banking, going approximately 250 km/h (155 mph), catapulting the Nevera far into the 400 km/h (248 mph) zone.
Nevera set the World Record for the fastest EV production car and the fastest automobile ever recorded at Automotive Testing Papenburg. The highest speed was measured with the Racelogic V-Box, a GPS-based measuring instrument with excellent precision.
“To travel at 412 kph, or 256 mph, means traveling at a third of the speed of sound. Simply achieving that alone in a road car is incredibly complex, but in Nevera, we have created a car that can travel long distances on a single charge, can tackle tight and twisting race tracks and can drift as well as break straight-line speed records, both for acceleration and V-MAX,” said Miro Zrn?evi?, Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver.
“I was impressed by how composed and stable the car was at top speed, which is testimony to the amazing job done by Rimac’s aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics teams,” he added.