Congratulations are in order for the Rimac Nevera for scooping the Best Electric Performance Car at the TopGear Electric Car Awards 2022.
The win comes after the Nevera was crowned the GQ Hypercar of the Year and according to TopGear UK Magazine’s Associate Editor, Tom Ford, the Rimac Nevera drives more naturally and fluidly than dense electric specification would lead you to believe.
“It’s a deeply, wonderfully impressive masterclass. The mistake here is to look at the headlines and think that it’s all there is, but there’s more nuance than you imagine. Electric hypercars are a new and different breed. The Nevera – at this point – is the pinnacle,” he’s quoted saying.
The Rimac Nevera is powered by four bespoke Rimac-engineered electric motors that’s fed power by a 120 kWh battery pack. The quad motors produce 1,427 kW of power and an earth-shaking 2,360 Nm that help propel the hypercar from a standstill to 100 km/h in 1.97 seconds en route to a top speed of 412 km/h.
The Nevera was recently named the world’s fastest accelerating production car, completing the quarter-mile in a world record 8.582 seconds.
Mate Rimac, CEO of The Rimac Group, said: “When we first showed the Concept_One all-electric supercar at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2011 it had no competition – the idea of EV performance was unheard of. But today, with Nevera, we’re in a marketplace full of hugely impressive all-electric sports cars from some of the largest manufacturers in the world. On behalf of a team of people that have worked relentlessly to perfect Nevera over the past few years, it’s a huge privilege to have it singled out amongst a very strong group as the best performance electric car in the world today.”
The awards exist to celebrate the greatest electric cars in the world today that are curated and judged by the TopGear team of experts.