The time of internal combustion engines has passedAlthough some still haven’t realized it. Sales of electric vehicles are increasing exponentially in the main world markets, and most manufacturers have begun to dedicate the bulk of their investments to the development of this technology.
Definitely, One of the categories in which the decline of thermal cars is most evident is that of hypercars, made up of the fastest, most exclusive and desired cars on the planet. For years, brands such as Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren or Porsche have reigned in this elitist niche hand in hand with proposals such as the Chiron, the LaFerrari, the P1 or the 918 Spyder. But things are changing, and very fast.
The arrival of electric contenders such as the Pininfarina Battista or the Lotus Evija has turned the segment upside down, offering levels of performance and acceleration unattainable for an internal combustion engine. The best example? The wild Rimac Fridgewho just set a total of 23 speed records…in one day.
Among his achievements we find a 0-300 km/h in 9.22 seconds, a 0-400 km/h in 21.31 seconds and a 0-400-0 km/h in 29.93 seconds (for comparison, a Bugatti Chiron takes 42 seconds). These figures were independently verified by two teams of experts from outside the Croatian brand. The unit used mounted semi-slick tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R road legal.
The Rimac Nevera becomes one of the fastest street cars on the planet
“Growing up, I always looked at the cars that made history by raising the bar on performance, in awe of the kind of revolutionary technology they brought to the road. That’s what drives me from day one: developing new technologies that redefine what’s possible.”declared after the marathon day Mate Rimac, founder of the company.
“Today, I am proud to say that the car we have created can reach 400 km/h and return to zero in less time than it took the McLaren F1 to accelerate to 350 km/h. And not only that, but you can do it over and over again, breaking all other performance records in the process. If you had a fridge and access to a track, you might as well.”
The Rimac Nevera uses four electric motors that give it a combined power of 1,914 hp and a torque of 2,360 Nm. This allows you 0-60 mph (0-96.6 km/h) in 1.74 seconds and 0-100 km/h in 1.81 seconds. Its 120 kWh batteries give it a range of 547 km WLTP; In addition, thanks to its 500 kW charging system, it recovers 80% of its range in 19 minutes.