The Rimac Nevera is definitely the machine of all records and superlatives: it is now the fastest car in the world in reverse!
After breaking the Nürburgring lap record, more than 20 speed and braking records, as well as impressive acceleration victories against super sports cars, the Rimac Refrigerator won almost everything… But it still wasn’t enough, so the Rimac teams decided to end the year having fun, and beating records in reverse !
“During development we thought the Nevera would probably be the fastest car in the world in reverse, but we kind of laughed about it. After all, the aerodynamics, cooling and stability weren’t designed for backing up at high speeds. But then we started talking about how fun it would be to give it a try. Our simulations showed that we could reach a speed well above 240 km/h, but we had no idea of its stability: we were entering uncharted territory. says Matija Renić, Chief Engineer of the Nevera program at Bugatti Rimac.
In 1967, the Lamborghini Miura became the fastest production car in the world, with its impressive V12 engine allowing it to exceed the 230 km/h mark for the first time in history. More than fifty years later, the Rimac Nevera has just exceeded this symbolic speed, but by going backwards.
The record was achieved at the Automotive Testing Papenburg facilities in Germany, where the Rimac Nevera broke more than 20 acceleration and braking records in a single day, as well as its top speed record of 412 km/h.
The Rimac Nevera has just officially won the title Guinness World Records from world’s fastest speed in reverse verified using data measured by Dewesoft: 275.74 km/h very precisely! The model used is a Nevera Time Attack Edition, the same one that was used to set previous records, and which is a limited series of only 12 copies worldwide.
Unlike a thermal car, the transmission of the Rimac Nevera has no gears: the four 100% electric motors therefore operate in the same way, whether in reverse or forward, with the same performance which allows it to swallow the 0 to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds0 to 200 km/h in 4.4 seconds, or 0 to 300 km/h in 9.2 seconds.
However, it was a feat to achieve such a performance in reverse: “The race itself took some getting used to. You face straight back and watch the scenery recede faster and faster, feeling your neck pulled forward in almost the same sensation you would normally experience when braking hard.” testifies Goran Drndak, Rimac test pilot: “You move the steering wheel gently, taking care not to unbalance, monitoring your trajectory and braking in the rearview mirror, while keeping an eye on the speed. Even though the way the car was designed was almost completely unnatural, the Nevera broke a new record. »
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