The Rimac Nevera Makes Its US Debut At Monterey Car Week Before Nationwide Tour
Of all the electric car companies that make bold promises, very few end up actually making good on them. Rimac, with its Nevera, is one of them. Now, some five years after the Rimac Concept_One was released, a pair of production Neveras will make their US debut at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley, California.
Over the course of planning and production, Rimac built 18 prototypes. Those cars were put through 45 different physical crash tests to ensure that the finished production car would be homologated for all major markets including the US. Of those original 18 cars, 11 were completely destroyed in the process. Those sacrifices are now paying off as US buyers will have the freedom to own and drive the Nevera here in the States. As Mercedes proved earlier this year, that’s not always the case with ultra-high-end hypercars.
The two production Neveras will be on display on the greens of Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley during Monterey Car Week. Rimac has now confirmed that it’s created a network of 10 dealer partners across the nation to address customer needs including sales and service. Mate Rimac lauded the achievement by looking back on his company’s short history.
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“We’ve been coming to Monterey Car Week for years, showcasing our first car – Concept_One – and then the gradual development of C_Two into its final production form as Nevera. This year’s appearance at The Quail is undoubtedly our most significant yet; the clearest indication that the promises we have made in five years of development have all been fulfilled and exceeded; the world’s first all-electric hypercar – and the fastest accelerating production car – is now ready to be shipped to customers all over the world. It’s also the first year we see our Bugatti Rimac joint company showing why it’s the best hypercar company in the world, with Nevera set to be joined on the Quail Lodge lawns by a new Bugatti.”
Following Monterey Car Week, one of the Neveras will go on an extensive tour of the United States so that fans and potential customers can get a closer look at the all-electric hypercar. That tour will extend throughout the remainder of this year though specific locations have not yet been announced. The other Nevera will return to Europe for more activities there including the Supercar Owners’ Circle drive event in Croatia.