Rimac Nevera Shows Muscle Against Lamborghini Aventador SVJ In Drag Race

We had the chance to ride the Rimac Nevera this summer and we’re really pleased with how fast the machine is. The truth is that hypercars from Croatia are “not only fast, it’s a completely different speed genre” – and there’s no better way to describe this than a drag race with one of the fastest supercars on the planet. Here comes the new video from TopGear come to help us.

The British show is preparing for another season and in episode one, our colleagues are reviewing Nevera. Chris Harris sits behind the wheel of an all-electric ground rocket and you can clearly see he’s very, very impressed with Nevera’s abilities. “That’s not driving, that’s an out-of-body experience” should tell you enough about what it feels like under full acceleration. But, to put things into perspective, Harris drag races Nevera against a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

The Aventador SVJ is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine with a peak output of 759 horsepower (566 kilowatts) and 531 pound-feet (720 Newton-meters) of torque. By any standards, this is a very fast vehicle and until the Aventador Ultimae arrived, it was the fastest Aventador in the company’s lineup with a top speed of 219 miles per hour (352 kilometers per hour). Nevera, however, is from a different league.

The electric hypercar from Croatia has four electric motors, one for each wheel, producing 1,914 hp (1,427 kW) of peak power and 1,741 lb-ft (2,360 Nm) of instant torque. The Nevera cruised to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a ridiculous 1.85 seconds — and while Rimac says there’s room for improvement — it’s more than enough to wipe out the Aventador SVJ in a straight line.

There’s no way you won’t be impressed by what you’ll see in the video at the top of this page. And if you so impressed that you ended up browsing the Nevera website and Nevera’s online configurator, keep in mind that the Croatian company has plans to make just 150 examples of the hypercar. Each of them will cost around $2 million and the first year of production has sold out.

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