Watch as Rimac Nevera goes faster in reverse than a lot of car’s top speeds

It's faster than a lot of car's top speeds.
  • The Rimac Nevera already holds 23 world records
  • The Hypercar has set a new world record for the fastest car in reverse
  • The Nevera reached 275.75 km/h (171.34 mph) driving backward

Published on Nov 8, 2023 at 5:08PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Nov 10, 2023 at 12:59PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

We already knew the Rimac Nevera was fast.

The hypercar, whose list of owners includes Nico Rosberg and Andrew Tate, smashed 23 performance world records in a single day – a record in itself.

As if 23 world records under its belt weren’t already enough, it’s only gone and broken another.


READ MORE! Why the Rimac Nevera is groundbreaking… and forcing everyone else to play catch up

That’s right, the Rimac Nevera is officially the fastest car in reverse.

The title was presented to Rimac by the Guinness World Records after the Nevera reached 275.75 km/h (171.34 mph) driving backwards.

The record was previously held by the Caterham 7 Fireblade, which set the record hitting 165.09 km/h (102.58 mph) 20 years ago.

You’re probably wondering how on Earth the hypercar did it.

It’s simple really – thanks to its unique drivetrain.

The EV is powered by four bespoke permanent magnet, oil-cooled electric motors of which there’s one on each wheel, spinning forward and backward with full power.

The front and rear wheels are connected to a pair of single-speed gearboxes.

The crazy thing is, the Rimac Nevera is faster in reverse than the Ford Mustang Dark Horse going forward, which has a top speed of 259 km/h (161 mph).

The Nevera’s powertrain produces a mind-boggling 1,914 horsepower and 1,740 lb-ft of torque.

That’s a heck of a lot of power, which translates into some truly bonkers performance stats.

The EV can reach 97 km/h (60 mph) in just 1.74 seconds.

It can complete the quarter-mile sprint in 8.25 seconds, going on to reach a top speed of 415 km/h (258 mph) going forward.

The record was set at the familiar ATP proving grounds in Papenburg, Germany.

That’s where the automaker set 23 records earlier this year, including achieving the fastest 0-250-0 mph run.

The Nevera managed it in 29.84 seconds, however, the Koenigsegg Regera stole it from Rimac a few months later with a 28.82-second time.

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