Don’t tell Richard Hammond, but Rimac has revealed a new car: the Nevera. And while it’s just been shown to the public, journalists have already managed to get their hands on it to see what this all-electric supercar can do.
CarWow was one of these journalists, and when they arrived in Croatia to test the car, they thought it would be interesting to pit the Nevera up against Ferrari’s halo car, the SF90. This Italian hybrid creates 986 horsepower from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine and a trio of electric motors. 0-62mph takes just 2.5 seconds, although independent journalists have seen it hit 62 in just 2.1 seconds. Its quarter-mile time sits currently at 9.62 seconds – again, from an independent test.
So what happens when you pit these two cars up against each other?
The Rimac Nevera hits a quarter-mile time of 8.62 seconds. It’s not a surprise that it beat the Ferrari, after all, it does produce 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 lb-ft of torque thanks to four electric motors. 0-60mph was recorded at 1.85 seconds, and 100mph came and went in only 4.3 seconds. 186mph blasted by in just 9.3 seconds. Crazy.
“I imagine that’s what it feels like to be shot out of the barrel of a gun,” says CarWow’s Matt Watson. “It’s just insane.”
The car is so fast, Watson doesn’t need to count down on the rolling race. Matt, sat in the Rimac, simply needed to accelerate when he saw the Ferrari accelerate, and the Rimac would still beat the supercar.
This is an insane amount of performance, and makes me question whether normal people like you and I should really have access to such a thing.