The Rimac Nevera is a type of automobiles that, even realizing the complete backstory and the way Rimac got here to be, makes it arduous to imagine actually exists. Some man in Croatia determined to electric-swap a BMW 3 Sequence, and fewer than 20 years later, his firm now makes a 1,900-hp electrical hypercar that continues to shatter data. Oh, and that man, Mate Rimac, can also be now the CEO of Bugatti.
However how does a Nevera measure up towards an precise Method 1 automobile and one of many weirdest electrical coupes ever conceived, the McMurtry Speirling? It’s a very ridiculous (and arguably meaningless) drag race for anybody to place collectively, and but, by some means, CarWow truly pulled it off. But additionally who cares? It’s enjoyable to observe quick automobiles go quick.
While you have a look at energy and weight figures, it’s instantly clear that every one three automobiles are wildly totally different. The 1,914-hp Rimac Nevera weighs greater than 5,000 kilos and is all-wheel drive. The 1,000-hp McMurtry Speirling, in the meantime weighs about half that, and whereas it’s rear-wheel drive, it additionally makes use of a fan to offer downforce proper off the road. After which there’s the RB8 Method 1 automobile, which makes about 800 hp, weighs about 1,500 kilos and is the one inside combustion automobile within the group.
The factor is, whereas F1 automobiles are ridiculously quick round a monitor, they’re not precisely designed for drag racing. As they admit proper out of the gate, the RB8 just about begins behind the eightball. It’s gentle and has loads of energy, nevertheless it makes downforce when it doesn’t want it and desires it when it doesn’t make it. So not solely does it lose each race to the opposite two, nevertheless it additionally loses fairly badly.
Properly, no less than till they determine to do a braking check from 100 mph. The RB8 could also be rear-wheel drive, nevertheless it nonetheless has all-wheel brakes. And belief us after we say, that automobile stops so rapidly, it appears such as you’d lose your lunch if a traditional particular person tried the identical factor. Not that Purple Bull would let a traditional particular person behind the wheel of one among its race automobiles. Or that, even when it did, you’d be capable to drive it semi-competently. Nevertheless it positive does make for an entertaining watch.