The First Rimac Nevera Electrical Hypercar Was Delivered to Nico Rosberg – Robb Report

It’s a protracted journey from prototype to manufacturing automotive and the Rimac Nevera has lastly accomplished it with the primary supply going to Formulation 1 champ Nico Rosberg. 

Not that the Nevera hasn’t already impressed us loads—the world file setting, Robb Report Better of the Finest-winning EV hypercar has already proved its mettle as a extremely purposeful, terribly succesful velocity machine, as confirmed in our first drive. However delivering a production-spec automotive to a paying buyer is well the steepest milestone any carmaker faces, and paves the way in which for the inevitable gauntlet of actual world sturdiness, construct high quality and reliability.

The Croatian-built Nevera touts some astounding specs—0 to 62 mph in 1.85 seconds, almost 2,000 hp and a seven-figure price ticket. Rosberg’s stats aren’t dangerous both, as his 11 years in F1 included 206 races, 57 podiums, 23 wins and a 2016 World Champion title. The German-Finnish former racer is a near-ideal debut buyer for the outrageous Nevera, the primary product from Bugatti Rimac, which has helped elevate $500M on the corporate’s valuation of $2B.

Curiously, although Rosberg’s 20-minute YouTube video of the supply course of appears like a sponsored gross sales pitch for the corporate, he reveals that he foolishly opted out of an early alternative to spend money on the corporate. Rosberg does, nevertheless, categorical real surprise at its organ-compressing acceleration, remarking {that a} YouTube drag race towards a Ferrari SF90 made the Italian supercar seem like “it’s some form of Renault Twingo or one thing.” 

“Ever since I first met Mate and actually understood the genius behind Nevera, I knew I needed automotive primary,” Rosberg says in Rimac’s official press launch. Primarily based on his enterprise monitor file, it seems his ardour for EV life is actual: Rosberg has invested in additional than 20 mobility startups, in addition to Formulation E. Moreover, his 2021 championship-winning Excessive E race workforce is at present main in factors.

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Rosberg and Rimac discussing the Nevera 

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CEO Mate Rimac provides that “… we got down to construct a automotive that impress even the very best drivers on the planet. Nico was on that checklist, and it’s an incredible feeling to know that somebody who has mastered probably the most centered and cutting-edge motorsport on the planet will get such a thrill from the automotive we’ve created.” Even higher? Mate received’t have to fret about dangerous PR from reckless pileups when the ex-F1 champ maneuvers his new Rimac by way of the streets of Monaco. We hope.

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