Rimac Nevera, the all-electric hypercar, has become the first car ever to cross the newly constructed Pelješac Bridge in Croatia.
After showcasing the car at Goodwood Festival of Speed last month and announcing its launch earlier in July, the Croatian auto manufacturer celebrated the inauguration of one of the most significant engineering projects in the country, the 2.4km long Pelješac Bridge.
“From the very beginning, the Rimac Group has been proud of its Croatian roots,” said Mate Rimac, CEO of The Rimac Group.
“Our all-electric hypercar, Nevera, is named after a type of storm found off the Croatian coast and its design language incorporates subtle nods to the cravat (necktie), which was popularised by members of the Croatian army in the 17th Century. We love seeing Croatia further develop and grow, hence we’re proud to have taken part in the opening of the Pelješac Bridge – another project contributing the future of this country.”
The suspension bridge, which connects southern parts of Croatia with the rest of the country, was formally launched on Tuesday 26th July. Normally not open to foot traffic, the ceremony kicked off with a 5.5km running race, taking in the 2.1km span of the bridge, and ended that same evening with live music performances and a spectacular firework display, including the Nevera’s formal opening of the bridge to road traffic.
The hypercar was driven by the Nevera’s chief engineer, Matija Renić who has overseen the development of the Nevera for the last two years.
Nevera is the fastest accelerating production car in the world, with its four-motor, 1,914hp powertrain launching it from 0-60mph in under 2 seconds.