2022 Rimac Nevera
Motor Trend|December 2021
We had to make it quick, for now.
Christian Seabaugh

Tiny Croatian automaker Rimac says its 2022 Nevera electric hypercar will be both the quickest car and the fastest electric car in the world, with a top speed of 258 mph. So why shouldn’t our first drive of it happens in a flash?

Rimac was in L.A. to show prospective buyers a pre-production Nevera, and it tossed us the keys to its $2.4 million baby. The only instructions? Be back in an hour.

Built by hand in Sveta Nedelja, Croatia, the Nevera is an engineering marvel— especially when you consider Rimac is a 12-year-old company headed by 33-year-old Mate Rimac, and that it hails from a country that technically has never built a car before. (“Technically” because Croatia was part of Yugoslavia back in the Yugo days.) Notably, Hyundai and Porsche own parts of the company and Rimac’s engineering arm licenses tech to Aston Martin and Koenigsegg. Rimac also just bought Bugatti from Volkswagen.

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