Even Without Track Prep or Thermal Adjustment, Rimac Obliterates 0-60 MPH Mark
The all-electric Rimac Nevera supercar coupe has just eclipsed the 0-60 mph record for production cars with a 1.74-second blast, besting Tesla by 0.24 second.
The 0-60 mark was just one of 23 new records set last month during testing at the ATP Papenburg facility in northern Germany.
The figure for 0-200 mph was 10.86 seconds!
Serbian supercar maker Rimac has obliterated 23 speed records over the course of three days at a test track in northern Germany. From April 28-30, Rimac charged up a stock Nevera electric two-seater and fired off a total of 23 speed records at the ATP Papenburg testing facility outside of Bremen.
The most recognizable of the new marks was 0-60 mph, which it dispatched in an Earth-shattering 1.74 seconds, handily beating the previous mark of 1.98 seconds set by Tesla with a Model S Plaid.
Unlike Tesla, which loaded its launch pad with sticky track-prep for better grip and adjusted the temperatures of its batteries and motors, Rimac did not apply any track surface stickiness or adjust the temperatures of its motors or battery.
Among the other records set were:
Quarter mile in 8.26 seconds at 177 mph
1/8 mile in 5.46 seconds
0-400 kph-0 in 29.94 seconds
0-200 mph in 10.86 seconds.
The only concession to modern car-mag and NHRA-style record keeping was the use of a one-foot rollout, as used by car magazines and drag strips across America, meaning the VBOXes started counting after the car had rolled one foot down the track.
“All of the acceleration records were completed with a standard one-foot rollout and equipped with road-legal Michelin Cup 2 R tires on non-prepped asphalt,” said a spokesman.
The numbers were recorded using a pair of Racelogic VBOX 3i 100Hz GNSSsystems, "accurate to ±0.06 mph, and traceable to ISO standards for speed measurement," according to Rimac.
Here are all the numbers (the parenthetical figures are listed when one of the VBOX measurements differed from the other):
0-60 mph: 1.74 seconds
0-62 mph: 1.82 seconds (1.81)
0-124 mph: 4.42 seconds
0-186 mph: 9.23 seconds (9.22)
0-248 mph: 21.32 seconds (21.31)
62-124 mph: 2.59 seconds
124-186 mph: 4.81 seconds (4.79)
124-155 mph: 2.0 seconds
62-0 mph braking: 95.5 feet (95.01)
0-62-0 mph: 4.03 seconds (3.99)
0-124-0 mph: 8.85 seconds (8.86)
0-186-0 mph: 15.68 seconds (15.70)
0-248-0 mph: 29.94 seconds (29.93)
¼ mile: 8.26 seconds (8.25) at 177 mph
⅛ mile: 5.46 seconds (5.44)
½ mile: 12.82 seconds (12.83)
Standing mile: 20.62 seconds (20.59)
0-100 mph: 3.23 seconds (3.21)
0-120 mph: 4.19 seconds
0-130 mph: 4.74 seconds (4.75)
0-250 mph: 21.89 seconds (21.86)
60-130 mph: 2.99 seconds
0-200 mph: 10.86 seconds