Back in 2017, Richard Hammond had a pretty serious incident in a Rimac Concept One, leaving him hospitalised. For the the first time since then, the presenter has now been behind the wheel the Croatian firm’s latest creation.
In case you’re not familiar, while filming a final run at a Swiss hillclimb for The Grand Tour, the presenter carried too much speed into a corner, breaking the traction of the Concept One’s rear tyres.
As a result, the car broke through a barrier and careened down a hill. Fortunately, Hammond was able to be removed from the wreckage before the car burst into flames. The Grand Tour’s YouTube channel has the footage of the incident, though viewer discretion is advised.
In those six years, Rimac built a follow-up to the Concept One - naturally named Concept Two - which would become the Nevera.
In a somewhat emotional video, Hammond has reviewed the 1,888bhp electric hypercar at the UK’s Millbrook Proving Ground. Though not without bringing his ‘lucky watch’ - a Rolex he was wearing on the day of his accident, which Rimac amusingly presented to him in a branded display case.
We’ll leave it to Hammond to give you his thoughts on the Rimac Nevera, though it has already proven itself a capable thing. It’s done an officially recorded 1.74 0-62mph, and we’ve seen it beat an F1 car and McMurtry Spéirling before. It even set the record for the fastest speed in reverse recently, hitting 171mph going backwards.
If you want a Rimac Nevera of your own, it’ll set you back at least £1.7m. At least you’ll get eight years of free charging for your money.