The Rimac Nevera has recently broken another speed record, becoming the world’s fastest car with reverse gear. Guinness World Records has certified an electric supercar that reaches a top speed of 275.75 km/h while running backwards at the same speed as a forward-running Lamborghini Miura (the world’s first supercar).
This figure is 110 km/h more than the previous record, set by Darren Manning in 2001 while driving a gasoline-powered Caterham Fireblade sports car.
The retro demonstration took place at the Papenberg Automobile Testing Facility in Germany – where the Navara has broken 23 speed and acceleration records since the beginning of the year. On 7 October, the Rimac Nevera was being driven by 22-year-old driver Goran Drandak.
theo carbOne of the reasons Rimac Nevera beat the previous record with such impressive numbers is the difference in electric powertrains.
Traditional internal combustion engines primarily use gears with mechanisms in the forward direction. Although gasoline cars can still move backward, the speed is much slower than going forward. Meanwhile, Nevera’s electric motor gears can rotate at the same speed in both directions.
To basically understand, gasoline cars are limited to reverse gear, while the Rimac can release its full potential of 1,877 horsepower. This also means that going from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.21 seconds is the same acceleration distance.
However, flipping at high speed is not for the faint of heart. Rimac’s chief engineer says even professional drivers take some time to get used to. Because when the view outside the car “slides backward”, it will look unnatural, as if the neck is being pulled forward, almost the same as when braking suddenly.
As mentioned above, another issue is that no matter what, the aerodynamics, cooling and stability are still designed to move forward. Driving backwards at high speed can increase the risk of overheating and even severe instability.
That’s why the company initially thought the world’s fastest reverse car was a fun idea.
But ultimately they succeeded. The world’s fastest backward car is one of 23 records that Navara has set since the beginning of the year.
Thus, the Rimac Nevera is currently the fastest electric car and the fastest car in reverse. With a series of records this year alone, the Navara deserves to be classified as a supercar, the equivalent of any “super horse”, “super cow”…
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