First test drive of the Rimac Nevera with Nico Rosberg

The first lucky owner to park the Rimac Nevera is Nico Rosberg. In recent days, the Formula 1 world champion published a video of his arrival at Rimac headquarters, and promised that he was going to publish a second video, this time with the car in motion.

Accompanied by Mate Rimac, Nico Rosberg took the wheel of the Croatian electric vessel for a first road test.

Smooth ride (for now)

To tell the truth, this is not the first time that Rosberg has moved into the headquarters of the Nevera. The former Mercedes driver has already driven the Rimac when it was still in the concept stage and learned about its main characteristics.

Unfortunately, there are no drifts or drastic accelerations on the track in the new video. Rosberg enjoys his new little gem by sticking to speed limits (most of the time) while avoiding spooking a Mate Rimac who looks “worried” during several sequences. At the same time, Rimac explains all the secrets and various features available to take full advantage of every ounce of power in its creation.

Once this first experience has passed, however, we are curious to see Rosberg really pressing the Nevera, showing its full potential.

Nearly 2,000 hp

Like all Rimac Neveras, Rosberg’s car is equipped with a 120 kWh battery and four electric motors for a total of 1,914 hp and 2,360 Nm of torque. The weight of the powertrain is mitigated to a large extent by a carbon fiber monocoque and two carbon and aluminum subframes, which contributed to the 2,150 kg on the scale.

All this translates into a top speed of 412 km/h, a record for electric road cars. But the acceleration figures are even more impressive: the Nevera goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.97 seconds and reaches 300 km/h from standstill in 9.3 seconds.

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