Bringing any car into the world is a complicated process, not least a hypercar. Because while you’re crafting a piece of automotive jewelry born of pure passion, before the first even rolls of the production line, you’ve got to smash a load of them up. It’s that kind of conflict and acceptance Mate Rimac displays and explains in this video, in which the fate of the first fully production-representative Rimac Nevera is sealed.
Video: Rimac CEO rallying 1,900PS Nevera hypercar off‑road
It’s getting smashed up in the noble pursuit of US type approval… but it’s going out with a bang, or rather a skid before it goes out with a bang. “We’re going to do some things that you wouldn’t normally do with the Nevera… but when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” Mate says, before the film of the Nevera doing its best WRC car impression opens.
Yes, Mate rallies this hypercar on borrowed time, showing off what full torque vectoring and 1,900PS can do off-road. “I really hope that not many Neveras will go through this torture but it’s great to see that it can do it,” Mate concludes. “Now, this one is ready to go to the wall.” A moment’s silence, please.
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