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News A Rimac Nevera Gets Thrashed by Mate

A Rimac Nevera Gets Thrashed by Mate

As 99% of Rimac Nevera owners will never leave paved surfaces, Mate Rimac decided to see how it would perform


  • Bugatti Rimac CEO goes off-roading with a Nevera

  • This Nevera will be crash-tested so why not?

  • It was the first pre-series Nevera assembled.


There have been lots going on at Rimac these last few months. The joining of Bugatti and Rimac, with the support of Porsche, is one. Another is Rimac completing homologation crash testing for Europe and soon, the Nevera will be fully street legal in the US. This means that crash testing is almost complete.

Rimac and Bugatti Will Henceforth be Known as Bugatti Rimac d.o.o.

But just before the first pre-series Rimac Nevera, the one some journalists and investors got to drive over the last few weeks, undergoes a pair of frontal crash tests, Mate Rimac, Bugatti Rimac CEO, decided to do something unusual with a 2 million euro hypercar.

In the video, Rimac takes the Nevera to a country lane for some high-speed leaf-flying drive-bys. Although this is far from extreme, he then heads out to the construction site where the future Rimac Campus is being built. A few drifts and donuts later and the Nevera is still intact, if quite muddy.

Rimac Nevera | Photo: Rimac

Don’t worry about the Nevera’s paint by the way. As Rimac mentions, the car will be hand-painted with rollers before being crashed…

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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