By the time you read aloud the title to this post it’s close to 100 MPH.
It outpaces the mighty petrol-powered Bugatti Chiron hypercar and comes from arguably the hottest and most significant electric car company you’re unlikely to have ever heard of – unless you’re a fan of The Grand Tour.
The scintillating new £2million, 258mph Nevera – formerly known as the C_Two concept – is designed, engineered and, as announced today, will be built by Croatian car company Rimac – the brand famed by Richard Hammond’s fiery crash in 2017 that catapulted the manufacturer into the headlines.
Its latest creation can accelerate from rest to 60mph in a staggering 1.85 seconds – hitting 100mph from a standstill in a mere 4.3 seconds and 186mph (or 300km/hr) in 9.3 seconds – while producing zero tailpipe emissions.
There will be a limited run of 150 Neveras, each one personally signed off by Rimac Automobili founder and CEO Mate Rimac.
But the really exciting thing about Rimac is the influence it is having on major sports car-makers like Porsche – which recently increased its stake in the firm to 24 per cent – amid informed speculation that it is also poised also to help transform super-luxury Bugatti into a green electric-only brand.
It may also potentially contribute to Bentley’s electrification plans. All three are part of the giant Volkswagen group.