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Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record

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Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Rimac Nevera, a limited-edition $2 million electric hypercar, reaches 171 mph while reverse-driving to set new Guinness World Record.

Record set at ATP facility in Germany on Oct. 7, where it earlier broke over 20 other acceleration/braking records in just one day.

Nevera’s fastest speed in reverse obliterated 102.58 mph set in 2001 by Darren Manning (UK), driving a Caterham 7 Fireblade.





Rimac test driver, Goran Drndak (Croatia) has powered an electric Nevera hypercar to a new Guinness World Record after reaching an incredible 275.74 km/h (171.34 mph) while driving in reverse.

The new record was set at the Automotive Testing Papenburg facility in Germany on October 7, 2023, the same proving ground where Nevera broke over 20 other acceleration and braking records in just one day, including the 412 km/h (258mph) top-speed run.

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Verified by Dewesoft, Rimac Nevera’s new record for the fastest speed in reverse obliterated a 22-year-old record of 165.08 km/h (102.58 mph) set in 2001 by Darren Manning (UK) while driving a Caterham 7 Fireblade.

“It occurred to us during development that Nevera would probably be the world’s fastest car in reverse, but we kind of laughed it off. The aerodynamics, cooling and stability hadn’t been engineered for travelling backwards at speed, after all,” said Matija Renić, Nevera Chief Program Engineer, Bugatti Rimac.

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh





Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

According to Rimac, the record speed was made possible because the Nevera’s drivetrain has no gears. This allows all its four individual motors to generate immense acceleration whether travelling forwards or backwards.

“Despite it being almost completely unnatural to way the car was engineered, Nevera breezed through yet another record” Rimac test driver, Goran Drndak, said after achieving the record.

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Rimac Nevera, A $2m Electric Hypercar, Reaches 171 Mph While Reverse-driving To Set New Record - autojosh

Nevera’s independently driven four wheels generates a total horsepower of 1,914. The blistering hypercar has a top speed of 412 km/h (258 mph) and will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars ever made.

Initially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as the Rimac C_Two, the Rimac Nevera’s production run has been limited to just 150 vehicles, which each priced from €2 million ($2.1 million) before options.





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