Only a month after the primary production-ready Rimac Nevera, #000, rolled out of Rimac’s facility in Zagreb, Croatia, automotive #001 has been delivered to its proprietor – 2016 Components One World Champion and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg.
Previous to the automotive being despatched to his dwelling in Monaco, Rosberg made the journey to Rimac HQ in Croatia to meet up with Mate and to see the very newest developments inside the Rimac Group first-hand.
Manufacturing of the world’s first all-electric hypercar GT is now underway at Rimac’s new facility on the outskirts of Zagreb. The primary yr of manufacturing is already bought out. Nearly each main part of the automotive is designed, engineered, and constructed at Rimac weeks or months prior to every automotive being completed, and put in within the final part of manufacturing – the automobile meeting which takes about 5 weeks per automotive.
Showcasing the broad vary of customisation choices out there to clients, automotive #000 – set to be retained by Rimac – was completed in a shiny Callisto Inexperienced with Sand Alcantara inside. For automotive #001, Nico has intentionally chosen a way more aggressive specification described when he first designed his automotive because the ‘full Batmobile spec’.
With Stellar Black paint, polished Vertex wheels and gloss black brake calipers, it’s maybe essentially the most menacing character of Nevera doable. The inside is completed in all black Alcantara, with refined ‘Nico Rosberg’ signature on the armrest plate marking the automotive 001/150.
The primary buyer owned instance of the Nevera will likely be primarily based within the Principality of Monaco, Rosberg’s dwelling, changing into the primary all-electric hypercar within the sovereign state.
Nico Rosberg has been part of the Rimac journey since he first noticed the C_Two idea – which might develop into Nevera – in particular person a number of years in the past. He believed in Mate’s imaginative and prescient for the Nevera as a really partaking and comfy next-generation hypercar, able to crossing continents and lapping racetracks, all on electrical energy. He turned one of many very first clients.
Rosberg mentioned, “Ever since I first met Mate and actually understood the genius behind Nevera, I knew I needed automotive primary. For me, this automotive represents completely all the things I may ever need.
“It showcases the easiest of modern electrification know-how, bringing it right into a automotive designed actually from the ground-up to be not simply extremely quick – or the quickest – however actually nice to drive, too. I can’t wait to see what it could possibly do.”
Following an 11-year profession in Components One which noticed him topped World Champion in 2016, Nico has launched into a profession as a sustainability entrepreneur and investor in inexperienced applied sciences.
He’s invested in additional than twenty mobility start-ups in addition to Components E, whereas his all-electric Excessive E racing group – Rosberg X Racing are the Championship winners of 2021 and are main the present season.
In 2019, he based the Greentech Pageant, a worldwide platform for sustainable innovation and life-style. As of 2021, the occasion has been hosted in New York, London, Singapore in addition to the town it was first established in – Berlin.
Mate Rimac, CEO of the Rimac Group, mentioned, “After we first began designing the Nevera we got down to construct a automotive that may impress even the very best drivers on this planet.
“Nico was on that checklist, and it’s an important feeling to know that somebody who has mastered essentially the most centered and cutting-edge motorsport on this planet will get such a thrill from the automotive that we’ve created.
“We’re all wanting ahead to following Nico’s journeys with the Nevera; all of his automobiles are used and loved, which is strictly what we encourage our homeowners to do. And if anybody can take a look at the boundaries of what we’ve constructed, it’s him. We’re proud to name Nico a pal and the primary member of the quickly increasing Rimac Nevera proprietor household.”
With the primary buyer automotive delivered, uniquely specified Neveras will now start showing on the streets of nations everywhere in the world. Solely 150 examples will ever be constructed, bought and maintained by Rimac Automobili’s world community of 25 vendor companions, stretching throughout North America, Europe, Center East, and Asia.
Even earlier than this primary buyer supply, the Nevera has already acquired world popularity of its world-leading applied sciences and unrivalled efficiency. With 1,914hp, the Nevera is able to accelerating from 0-60mph in 1.85 seconds, to 100mph in 4.3 seconds and may run the quarter mile in a world-record 8.582 seconds. This yr alone, Nevera has been named GQ’s Hypercar of the Yr, Prime Gear Journal’s Finest Electrical Efficiency Automobile and Robb Report’s Finest Hypercar.