Rimac Nevera Breaks EV Top Speed Record With 256 MPH Run


The Rimac Nevera is the fastest production EV in the world after hitting 256 mph (412 km/h) on the track with test driver Miro Zrnčević behind the wheel. This is an incredible achievement for a road legal vehicle with a fully electric powertrain, showing that Rimac is ahead of its rivals in terms of performance.

The record attempt took place in the Automotive Testing Papenburg track in Germany which is famous for its 2.5-mile (4 km) long straights. The Rimac Nevera was set to the top speed mode which makes it more aerodynamic by reducing drag, while keeping downforce at appropriate levels to ensure stability.

Miro Zrnčević, Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver probably knows the Nevera better than anyone else in the world. Thus, he took full advantage of the 1,887 hp (1,408 kW / 1,914 PS) and 1,740 lb-ft (2,360 Nm) of the quad electric motors, sourcing energy from the 120 kWh battery. As with all customer vehicles, the record-breaking Nevera was fitted with Michelin Cup 2R tires.

Besides the record for the highest top speed amongst EVs, the Rimac Nevera is also the quickest production vehicle in the quarter mile, running 8.582 seconds.

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