Croatian EV start-up Rimac is slowly emerging as one of the biggest names in performance EVs. Having recently purchased a controlling stake in Bugatti, Rimac seems to be cementing its place as one of the key challengers to heritage performance carmakers in Europe. The Nevera, their second production model, is quite simply, the quickest accelerating car in the world. The combined power of its quad-motor setup is a wind-tearing 1888 bhp which propels the Nevera from a standstill to 100kph in a scarcely believable 1.85 seconds. That’s 0.5 seconds quicker than the claimed acceleration figure of the upcoming Tesla Roadster. It’s top speed is equally science-defying at 415kph.
The Nevera also uses the world’s first-ever “steer-by-wire” system featuring seven driving modes. One of them uses artificial intelligence, a bevy of sensors, cameras and radars to offer aural and visual guidance to the driver that allows him or her to best utilise a race track.
Price: 17.5 crore (excluding taxes)
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