The Rimac Nevera is actually formally the car that is fastest in reverse. Guinness World Records presented Rimac with the title after the Nevera reached 171.34 miles per hour driving backward. The record that is previous ready over twenty years back by a Caterham 7 Fireblade that struck 102.58 miles per hour.
The Nevera surely could set the record courtesy the special drivetrain. Four bespoke magnet that is permanent oil-cooled electric motors – one for each wheel – power the EV, which can spin forward and backward with full power. Rimac connects the front and rear wheels to a pair of single-speed gearboxes and it’s faster in reverse than the Ford Mustang Dark Horse going forward, which has a 161-mph speed that is top.
The powertrain produces a mind-bending 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 pound-feet of torque. All of that energy results in some certainly bonkers overall performance statistics. The EV can attain 60 miles per hour in only 1.74 mere seconds. It would possibly complete a race that is quarter-mile 8.25 seconds while going on to achieve a 258-mph top speed (going forward).
Matija Renić, the Nevera’s chief program engineer at Bugatti Rimac, said the team became aware of the possibility the EV could be the world’s fastest car in reverse during its development. The company hadn’t designed the Nevera’s aerodynamics, cooling, or stability for such a feat, but simulations showed the motor automobile could attain rates more than 150 miles per hour backward.
The One unknown to the united team was how stable it would be. Goran Drndak, Rimac’s test driver, said the driving experience “took some getting used to” but added that the Nevera “breezed through.” He said he was careful not to upset the balance that is car’s softly transferring the tyre to keep on target and enjoying for his stopping point through the effort.
The record-setting run happened from the ATP that is familiar proving in Papenburg, Germany. The automaker set 23 records at the facility earlier this year, including achieving the fastest run that is 0-249-0-mile-per-hour. The Nevera achieved it in 29.84 mere seconds, nevertheless the Koenigsegg Regera snatched it from Rimac a couple of months later on with a time that is 28.82-second.
The new record is just the latest for the car, which shattered the Nurburgring lap time for the fastest production EV around the famous track. The course was completed by it in 7 moments, 5.298 mere seconds. The Tesla unit S Track package required 7 moments, 25.231 mere seconds for the run. It put the record for fastest creation EV from the Goodwood Festival of Speed.