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Rimac Celebrates 15 Years of High-End EV Business With Fresh Nevera Anniversary Edition

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Just 15 years ago, it was only a man's pipe dream - but today, it's an entire group that includes Bugatti Automobiles and Rimac Automobili, along with other endeavors such as Rimac Technology.
By the way, this dream wasn't built in America – but in Croatia, where everyone said it was virtually impossible to build a car company from the ground up. However, in 2009, Mate Rimac started Rimac Automobili not just as a new automotive brand – but also one that doesn't trifle with ICE-powered models and instead jumped directly onto the high-performance EV bandwagon.

His first milestone was achieved in 2011 when self-converted all-electric BMW based on an old 1984-year BMW 3 Series achieved an entire roster of world records – after he was told that "all he was building was a washing machine." No worries, Mate Rimac then created the Rimac Concept One, a two-seat high-performance electric car designed and manufactured in Croatia with 1,224 horsepower and a sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.5 seconds.

By the way, the man behind the dream was in his early 20s at the time! A few more years passed, and in 2018, Rimac Automobili announced one of the world's first all-electric hypercars with "performance figures the world said could never be achieved." Again, those were exceeded three years later when the Nevera was officially introduced and continues to break new records on a regular basis even after deliveries started in 2022.

To celebrate 15 years of "achieving the impossible," Rimac has naturally cooked up the Nevera 15th Anniversary Edition. The company promises extreme exclusivity – just nine bespoke examples will be produced to specification, and the inaugural example debuts matte paintwork on the Nevera series, as the celebratory first car is finished in a new shade of copper along with exposed carbon fiber.

This hue was carefully chosen – "for its connections not only with times of celebration but also to energy, as well as its more practical application as the material most widely used in electrical cables." Rimac also doesn't forget to mention the new full visible carbon fiber split. All nine cars will be connected to each other with a few elements, such as the dual-tone alloy wheel design, the 15 Years Anniversary badges, or the signature Rimac pattern mimicking the connections of a circuit board – running across the length of the car.

Inside, the Rimac Nevera 15 Years Anniversary Edition received anodized copper switchgear, copper-painted trim surfaces, one-of-nine and '2009-2024' script on the armrest, plus a choice of black or white for the main finish of the cabin. Meanwhile, the seats have contrasting copper leather and the number '15' embossed into the headrests. Pricing kicks off at €2,350,000 (over $2.54 million at the current exchange rate), and this first-of-nine Neveras will make its public debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed with the customer taking on the hill climb made famous by the Nevera Time Attack edition which set the Production Car record last year with a time of 49.32 seconds.
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About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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