Why the Rimac Nevera is the best sports car at the Electric Awards 2022
The Rimac company has a car, a single car. But what a car! This is what has become clear at the 2022 Electric Awards and the award for best sports car that its Nevera model has won.
The Rimac Fridge It is one of the supercars of the moment and it is our choice as the best sports car of the Electric Awards 2022. Why? Because it has some great numbers that ensure surprising behavior, which we have verified in the Arctic Circle.
This is a car from 1,917 hp with four motors and four gearboxes that allow it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 secondsas well as reaching a maximum speed of 412km/h. It’s crazy on wheels, but it’s more than just a fast car, it’s also really advanced. After all, it is the flagship of the brand.
Rimac has gained great popularity in recent years. Founded by Mate Rimac, 34 years old, it is dedicated to offering electrical drives and systems to large manufacturers, but it is also currently related to firms such as Bugatti. It is a company with a lot to offer and all this has been concentrated in the Refrigerator.
First of all, the car has four engines and four gearboxes. Two of them are at the front, on each wheel, while the other two have been placed in the central part of the rear. What is your function? Maintain speed and acceleration at all times, and that is very important.
If you disable all systems, the car will still be fast, but it will skid more. However, thanks to elements such as “Rimac all-wheel torque vectoring”, that lack of grip is eliminated and the behavior clearly improves. In addition, it is fully configurable, so you can even direct all the drive to the front or rear axle.
This can benefit you if you want to take the rear for a ride, for example, but there is another way to do it. If you select the drift modeyou will be able to skid like an expert without the need to be.
In any case, let’s not deviate from the important thing, since this is a electric car and has the qualities of this type of vehicle. One of them is its autonomy, almost 550km. However, the most interesting is its regenerative braking, which recharges the batteries and can stop the car in a smoother and more effective way than the brakes themselves.
It is certainly something intelligent, as well as its Built-in 13 cameras, 6 radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Thus, the Rimac Fridge it could drive itself, but it can also help you drive better. Yes, since it has a system that, whichever circuit you go to, will tell you where you should stop and turn to achieve the best time.
All this is also achieved with elements such as its active aerodynamics and with a placement of the batteries -which can be charged from 0% to 80% in 20 minutes- that distributes the weight perfectly. In fact, the car itself feels much lighter than it is, and that’s surprising.
Ultimately, this not a traditional supercar and should not be measured by those standards. The feeling is different, it’s a new breed, although it feels fast naturally. It’s one of the fastest and most exciting cars in the world, but it’s also comfortable and can be tame. It is amazing and represents a new category in itself.
This article was originally published on TopGear ES.