The first Rimac Nevera has just been handed over to former Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg

It’s a long journey from prototype to production car and Rimac Never has finally completed it with the first delivery coming to Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg.

Not that Nevera hadn’t impressed us too much already – he set the world record, Rob’s report The best-ever electric supercar has proven itself as a high-performance speed machine with exceptional capability, as confirmed in our first drive. But delivering a production-spec vehicle to a paying customer is easily the biggest milestone any automaker faces, and paves the way for the inescapable challenge of real-world durability, quality and reliability.

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The Croatian-made Nivera touts some impressive specs – 0-62 mph in 1.85 seconds, nearly 2,000 horsepower and a seven-figure price tag. Rosberg’s stats aren’t bad either, as 11 years in F1 included 206 races, 57 podiums, 23 wins and the 2016 World Champion title. The former German-Finnish racer is a near-perfect first customer of the outrageous Nevera, Bugatti Rimac’s first product, which he helped create. He raised $500 million from the company’s $2 billion valuation.

Delivery of the first Rimac Nevera - Credit: Bugatti Rimac

Delivery of the first Rimac Nevera – Credit: Bugatti Rimac

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Interestingly, although Rosberg’s 20-minute YouTube video of the delivery appears to be a company-sponsored promotion, he foolishly reveals that he picked an early opportunity to invest in the company. However, Rosberg expressed real wonder at its acceleration to member pressure, noting that a YouTube drag race against the Ferrari SF90 made the Italian supercar look like “some kind of Renault Twingo or something.”

“Since I first met Matty and truly understood the genius behind Nevera, I knew I wanted the number one car,” Rosberg says in the official Rimac press release. Based on his track record, his passion for the electric car life appears to be real: Rosberg has invested in more than 20 mobility startups, as well as Formula E. On top of that, the 2021 Championship-winning Extreme E racing team is currently leading the points.

Rosberg and Rimac discuss Nevera - Credit: Bugatti Rimac

Rosberg and Rimac discuss Nevera – Credit: Bugatti Rimac

Bugatti Rimac

CEO Mate Rimac adds, “…we set out to build a car that would impress even the best drivers in the world. Nico was on that list, and it’s great to know that someone who has mastered the most focused and advanced motorsport in the world gets such excitement from The car we made. even better? Mattei won’t have to worry about bad PR from a mindless buildup when former Formula 1 champion Rimac maneuvers the newest on the streets of Monaco. we hope.

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