Rimac Nevera #001 Delivered to 2016 Formula 1 World Champion and sustainability entrepreneur, Nico Rosberg
Zagreb, Monaco, August 4, 2022 – Just a month after the first production-ready Rimac Nevera, #000, rolled out of Rimac’s facility in Zagreb, Croatia, car #001 has been delivered to its owner – Champion 2016 Formula 1 World Cup winner and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg. Before the car was sent home to Monaco, Rosberg traveled to Rimac’s headquarters in Croatia to catch up with Mate and see first-hand the very latest developments within the Rimac Group.
Production of the world’s first all-electric GT hypercar is underway at Rimac’s new factory on the outskirts of Zagreb. The first year of production is already sold out. Almost every major car component is designed, engineered and built at Rimac weeks or months before each car is finished and installed in the final phase of production – vehicle assembly which takes around five weeks per car.
Showcasing the wide range of personalization options available to customers, car #000 – which will be retained by Rimac – has been finished in a gloss Callisto Green with a Sand Alcantara interior. For car #001, Nico deliberately chose a much more aggressive specification described when he first designed his car as the “full Batmobile specification”.
With Stellar Black paint, polished Vertex wheels and gloss black brake calipers, this is perhaps Nevera’s most menacing personality. The interior is completely in black Alcantara, with a subtle “Nico Rosberg” signature on the armrest plate marking the car 001/150. The first customer-owned example of Nevera will be based in the Principality of Monaco, the home of Rosberg, becoming the sovereign state’s first all-electric hypercar.
Nico Rosberg has been part of the Rimac journey since he first saw the C_Two concept – which would become Nevera – in person several years ago. He believed in Mate’s vision for the Nevera as a truly engaging and comfortable next-generation hypercar capable of crossing continents and racing racetracks, all on electric power. He became one of the very first customers.
Rosberg said: “Since I first met Mate and really understood the genius behind Nevera, I knew I wanted the number one car. For me, this car represents absolutely everything I could wish for. It showcases the best of innovative electrification technology, packing it into a car designed literally from the ground up to be not only blazingly fast – or the fastest – but also downright fun to drive. I can’t wait to see what he can do.
After an 11-year career in Formula 1 that saw him crowned world champion in 2016, Nico embarked on a career as a sustainability entrepreneur and green tech investor. It is invested in over twenty mobility start-ups as well as Formula E, while its all-electric Extreme E racing team – Rosberg X Racing is the 2021 championship winner and leads the current season.
In 2019, he founded the Greentech Festival, a global platform for innovation and sustainable lifestyle. Since 2021, the event has been held in New York, London, Singapore as well as the city in which it was first created – Berlin.
Mate Rimac, Rimac Group CEO, said: “When we started designing the Nevera, we set out to build a car that would impress even the best drivers in the world. Nico was on that list, and it’s a great feeling to know that someone who’s mastered the most focused and advanced motorsport in the world is getting such a thrill with the car we’ve created. We are all looking forward to following Nico’s travels with the Nevera; all of his cars are used and enjoyed, which is exactly what we encourage our owners to do. And if anyone can test the limits of what we’ve built, it’s him. We are proud to call Nico a friend and the first member of the growing Rimac Nevera owners family.
With the delivery of the first customer car, Neveras with unique specifications will begin to appear on the streets of countries around the world. Only 150 examples will be built, sold and serviced by Rimac Automobili’s global network of 25 dealer partners, spanning across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Even before this first customer delivery, the Nevera has already received worldwide recognition for its advanced technologies and unparalleled performance. With 1,914 hp, the Nevera is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.85 seconds to 160 km/h in 4.3 seconds and can cover the quarter mile in a record time of 8.582 seconds. This year alone, Nevera was named Hypercar of the Year by GQ, Best Electric Performance Car by Top Gear Magazine and Best Hypercar by Robb Report.
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