Rimac Automobili has set a new EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on August 18, 2023 with the Rimac Nevera with a time of 7:05.298 on the 20.832 km course. Dethroning the Tesla Model S Plaid by about 20 seconds, the record-setting Nevera perfectly introduces the limited-edition Rimac Nevera Time Attack Edition of which only 12 units are made.
This isn’t the first record set by the Rimac Nevera as earlier in May this year, the Rimac Nevera set a total of 23 new world records in just one day. Among the 23 new records set by the Nevera back then were the fastest 0-100km/h, 0-200km/h, 0-300 km/h, and 0-400 km/h acceleration times. You can check out the full list of those records here.
As for the new EV lap record on the Green Hell, the Rimac Nevera set a 7:00:928 time on the 20.6 km course and 7:05:298 on the 20.832 km course. On the 20.832-km course, it is about 20 seconds faster than the previous 7:25:231 record set by the Tesla Model S Plaid in June this year. Prior to the Tesla Model S Plaid, the EV lap record holder was the Porsche Taycan Turbo S with a 7:33:350 time.
Commenting on the record-breaking lap, Kodrić explains: “We had challenging weather conditions during our practice sessions this week and have chosen what seems like one of the hottest days on the track this summer to set a lap time. However, a 7:05:298 lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife is commendable. The fact that the Nevera can achieve this kind of speed on track, when it’s been developed to be a comfortable hyper GT for the road, is what makes it so special. It’s such a well-rounded piece of engineering and design; gentle and usable in the city, thrilling to drive on twisting B-roads, comfortable over long distances and devastatingly fast on a race track.”
“Driving it around the Nordschleife is a real thrill, from launching out of the Carousel, with 1,914hp being distributed between the four wheels, or pinning the accelerator to the floor down the 1.30-mile (2.8-kilometre) straight section.”
For the new EV record lap round the Green Hell, the Rimac Nevera was driven by Croatian racing driver Martin Kodrić. The Nevera was sitting on a set of Michelin Cup2R tyres.
Rimac Group Founder and CEO, Mate Rimac said, “In many ways the Nevera has reinvented the world of the hypercar, bringing new technologies, new abilities and new levels of performance. But the simplest way we can demonstrate its capabilities is to go out and break records. And that’s exactly what we’ve done in 2023 time and again. The Nevera Time Attack is a Limited Edition that celebrates the achievements of the past year, wearing a bespoke livery inspired by the car that set of each of them. Built in a series of 12, each has already been spoken for by our customers keen to capture their very own part of performance car history. And it’s only August, too, so there’s plenty of time for more records to be broken…”
With only 12 units of the Rimac Nevera Time Attack edition made, all of them have been sold out. The first customer, Californian, Jeff Miller, received his Nevera Time Attack at its unveiling at the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.
The Rimac Nevera Time Attack Edition bespoke paintwork was designed in-house by the Rimac Automobili Color and Trim team and hand-applied to create a perfect finish. Jeff’s car, as well as the example that has toured the world breaking records, features a base of Squadron Black, with Lightning Green highlights, including a pair of stripes running from front to rear.
The color is also a direct homage to the e-M3 – Mate Rimac’s converted electric BMW 3 Series that was independently verified by the FIA in 2012 as the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world at the time. Rimac’s first record breaker, and the genesis for the Nevera.
The remaining eleven owners chose between a base of Squadron Black or bare carbon fiber, highlighted by a range of colors, including Rimac Racing Red and Stiniva E-Blue. Each is paired with a subtle color reflection in the Vertex alloy wheels. Inside, the Nevera Time Attack edition is finished in a base of black Alcantara, highlighted with accents and contrast stitching in the chosen exterior shade. Each example features bespoke ‘Time Attack’ stitching on the seat backs and an engraved ‘Time Attack: 1 of 12’ plaque.