Nico Rosberg recently took his brand new Rimac Nevera for a joyride through the Principality. The former F1 champion, who was raised in Monaco, is known for his dedication to environmental issues and is the first celebrity in the world to own the car. Just one month after the very first Rimac Nevera (#000) rolled out of the factory in Croatia, car #001 was delivered to Nico Rosberg.
“I took my Rimac Nevera flat out through the Monaco mountains for the very first time. With 412km/h top speed, it’s now officially the world’s fastest electric production car in the world! Phenomenal experience – literally a race car,” said Nico Rosberg on social media.
Nico Rosberg stalls the car!
When Nico Rosberg took the Rimac Nevera out for the first time, things didn’t go completely as planned. The racer driver not only forgot his keys, he then went into a failed drift and stalled in the middle of a bend, leaving the car stationary for several hours! The full video of Nico Rosberg’s first drive in his new Rimac Nevera can be watched here:
Named after a Mediterranean storm
Named after a quick, sudden and mighty Mediterranean storm, the Nevera is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Zagreb, Croatia. Each of Nevera’s wheels are independently driven by one dedicated electric motor which channels torque to give unprecedented control and agility. The Nevera calculates the amount of torque deployed to each wheel over 100 times a second to achieve the desired driving dynamic through Rimac’s All Wheel Torque Vectoring system (R-AWTV).
The “monocoque” (chassis integrated with the body as one part, which reduces the vehicle’s overall weight) is made of carbon-fibre. The car has a bonded carbon roof, integrated structural battery pack and rear carbon subframe.
At the end of November 2022, the Rimac Nevera broke world records and became the world’s fastest production electric car when it reached a top speed of 412kph (258mph) on the Automotive Testing Papenburg track in Germany, an oval-shaped track with two 4km straights.