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Key Takeaways

  • Mate Rimac finally took delivery of his own personal Nevera after years of building electric hypercars.
  • Every detail of the ultra-exclusive car was customized to tell his personal story.
  • Rimac may also explore combustion engines to cater to wealthy buyers seeking unique experiences.

Fifteen years after founding the company that bears his name, Mate Rimac has finally taken delivery of his own personal Nevera. Deliveries for the car have been happening for almost two years now, kicking off with the very first model delivery to F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg in the Fall of 2022. Mate decided it was time to realize his dream of the ultimate electric ownership by creating something truly unique for himself, and the results are fantastic.

2023 Rimac Nevera


1,877 hp

1,740 lb-ft

All-Wheel Drive

0-60 MPH
1.74 Seconds

“It’s kind of a crazy experience to be a customer of your own company, and I probably wasn’t the easiest customer either. Just like with all our customers – there was a process of co-creation; sharing ideas, evolving them and then finally perfecting them until you have a Nevera that stands alone and speaks to you personally. The result not only looks great but it tells an important story for me.”

– Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Group

Vision Turned Into Reality

Almost every piece of the hypercar is produced in-house in Croatia, allowing the design team almost unlimited control when it comes to turning a client’s dream into reality. After plenty of discussion, Mate decided to go with a full carbon body tinted in red with matching Nevera badges in red anodization. Bare carbon fiber has been carefully placed all around to accent the red hues, and overall the design is meant to bring out the natural lines of the body without stealing the show.

Similar to how seriously Bugatti takes its carbon fiber, the design and engineering teams have to ensure the flow of carbon fiber is consistent from body panel to body panel. Croatian flags have been painted on the side mirrors and there’s a custom image underneath the rear spoiler that pays homage to the Mediterranean storms off of the Croatian coast that lent their name to the hypercar.

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The inside of Mate’s vehicle is unlike any other, as he pioneered an asymmetric trim that predominantly features black on one side and red on the other. Bathed in Napa leather and Alcantara, personal etched and embroidered motifs can be found all around, including the image of Solinjanka – meaning the girl from Solin – which is an iconic archaeological sculpture located in Zagreb’s Archeological Museum. The interior is then finished with the phrase M8 on the driver’s seat and K8 on the passenger seat in reference to Mate and his wife Katarina’s first names.

Are Combustion Engines Next?

We can’t remember the last time a hypercar jumped onto the scene and stole the limelight like the Rimac Nevera. This Croatian electric hypercar has stolen just about every record there is, even taking the electric production car record at the Nürburgring in a dominant display of prowess. The only thing that could possibly overshadow the vehicle is the man behind it, so it’s fitting his own Nevera gets the attention it deserves.

Now he looks to the company’s future, and it may not be all-electric from here on out. Working and dealing with some of the richest people in the world, he’s come to understand that the mega-wealthy don’t just want something with the best performance, but something for the senses that they can’t get anywhere else.


Bugatti’s New V16 Engine Is The First Series Production V16 In 84 Years

And it’s going to change the automotive industry in a big way.

This is why Bugatti decided to go with a hybrid V16 engine for its Chiron successor, and now it’s looking like the Nevera successor could do something similar. He sees combustion as a powerful marketing tool as the years move forward, and he’s already trying to find ways of keeping it alive and as environmentally friendly as possible.

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