When three titans of automotive engineering clash on the drag strip, the world pays attention. Recently, the Rimac Nevera, a marvel of electric vehicle technology, went head-to-head with a Red Bull Racing RB8 and the McMurtry Spéirling in a series of epic Carwow drag races, setting new standards for speed, power, and innovation. As the only two-seater and road-legal GT hypercar, the Nevera was at a distinct disadvantage. But don’t let that fool you. With 1,914hp powering it, the Nevera didn’t just compete, it dominated, winning two out of the three standing-start races.
The Nevera is no stranger to success, smashing over 20 performance records this year alone, including setting new world-beating times for 0-60mph, 0-100mph, and 0-186mph acceleration. This victory adds another feather to its cap, as it conquers the quarter-mile faster than an F1 car. The Red Bull Racing RB8 and McMurtry Spéirling are both engineering masterpieces. One, a winner of Formula One Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships, and the other, a record holder at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. But against the Nevera, they came up short.
Three races saw these powerhouses clash. In the first race, the Nevera’s intelligent four-wheel drive deftly handled the launch, finishing just ahead at the ¼-mile mark. In the second race, the Spéirling took the lead, but the Nevera’s consistency saw it become the overall champion in the final race. “It’s an honor to line up against two genius pieces of automotive performance engineering and even more overwhelming to come out on top,” said Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Group. It’s a sentiment echoed by Carwow’s Presenter, Mat Watson, who praised the thrilling nature of the race.
After clocking a record 49.32-second time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb, the Nevera has set the stage for more record-breaking attempts later in the year. It’s not just a hypercar; it’s a statement that electric vehicles are the future of speed. With the world watching, the Nevera took on the challenge and emerged victorious, redefining what it means to be fast. It’s not just a car; it’s a champion, and it’s here to stay. Watch out, world – the Nevera is just getting started.
Sources: Rimac, Carwow