The Rimac Nevera has claimed a 0-400-0km/h record, beating Koenigsegg’s Regera | Top Gear
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The Rimac Nevera has claimed a 0-400-0km/h record, beating Koenigsegg’s Regera

Electric hypercar goes 1.5s faster than Sweden’s hybrid V8 hero, also smashes out new 0-60mph time of 1.74s

Published: 17 May 2023

As notable sage Dominic Toretto once opined, it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile – winning’s winning. And in the important world of hypercar one-upmanship, the 1,888bhp Rimac Nevera electric hypercar has claimed a ‘winning’… by a whisker.

Because it managed a 0-400-0km/h (0-249-0mph) time of 29.93s, which is 1.5s faster than the Koenigsegg Regera. That car, with its 5.0-litre V8 and three electric motors and single-speed gearbox and otherworldy speed managed a time of 31.49s. Both of these times are really very fast enough.

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Other acceleration figures recorded during its test day at Germany’s ATP facility (the full list is below) included breaching Rimac’s own previously claimed 0-60mph time of 1.85s – it went even faster at 1.74s. We’re told the speed runs were verified by Dewesoft and RaceLogic, that all the acceleration attempts were completed “with a standard one-foot rollout”, and that the Nevera wore road legal Michelin Cup 2 R tyres. The track wasn’t prepped, either.

“Growing up I always looked at the cars that made history moving the bar for performance,” company boss and founder Mate Rimac said, “in awe of the kind of revolutionary technology they brought to the road. That is what is driving me from day one – to develop new technology that redefines what is possible.

“Today, I am proud to say that the car we’ve created can get to 400km/h and back to 0 in less time than it took the McLaren F1 to accelerate up to 350km/h. And not only that, but it can do it again and again, breaking every other performance record in the process. If you had a Nevera and access to a track, you could do it too,” he added.

Production is limited to 150 cars and each one costs £1.7m+, so it’s likely you won’t have a Nevera. In which case, enjoy pictures of this particular Nevera dressed up in a livery that pays tribute to Mate’s electric E30 BMW M3, the car with which he started his entire career.

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Because it’s not how you stand by your car, it’s how you send it to 249mph down a German race track. Your move, Koenigsegg…

Tests RaceLogic Dewesoft
0-60mph 1.74s 1.74
0-100km/h 1.82s 1.81s
0-200km/h 4.42s 4.42s
0-300km/h 9.23s 9.22s
0-400km/h 21.32s 21.31s
100-200km/h 2.59s 2.59s
200-300km/h 4.81s 4.79s
200-250km/h 2.00s 2.00s
100-0km/h (distance) 29.12m 28.96m
0-100-0km/h 4.03s 3.99s
0-200-0km/h 8.85s 8.86s
0-300-0km/h 15.68s 15.70s
0-400-0km/h 29.94s 29.93s
1/4 mile 8.26s 8.25s
1/8 mile 5.46s 5.44s
1/2 mile 12.82s 12.83s
Standing mile 20.62s 20.59s
0-100mph 3.23s 3.21s
0-120mph 4.19s 4.19s
0-130mph 4.74s 4.75s
0-250mph 21.89s 21.86s
60-130mph 2.99s 2.99s
0-200mph 10.86s 10.86s


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