A Huge-Time Auto Exec Allegedly Totaled a Rimac Nevera. So Who Was It?

Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg simply took supply of his 1,914-horsepower Rimac Nevera. Within the driver-turned-influencer’s YouTube video showcasing the shiny new engineering marvel, he cruised round with Mate Rimac, the person whose title is on the badge. In the course of the drive, the hypercar mastermind let slip a juicy piece of gossip: An govt from “one of many greatest automobile firms on the earth” binned a Nevera on observe. So who was it?

Rosberg was toying with Rimac a bit, pretending like he was totally sending the automobile right into a drift whereas utilizing a freeway on-ramp. It will need to have labored as an unintentional interrogation tactic as a result of as soon as Rimac realized it was a joke and calmed down, he gave his recollection of the crash.

In keeping with him, “A CTO of 1 large, large automobile firm—one of many greatest automobile firms on the earth” needed to float the Nevera by way of the primary nook of their first observe drive. Rimac and his group tried to warn them that they could wish to ease into the automobile’s energy earlier than testing its drift mode however they apparently weren’t having any of that. “He goes right into a drift, first nook. He loses the automobile, goes into poles, and takes three poles out,” Rimac stated.

Luckily for the unnamed CTO, they had been unhurt. Sadly for them, the battery was punctured by the third pole. It amazingly did not begin a hearth, however the Nevera was totaled.

Rosberg joked afterward that the crash was most likely a very good factor, as it will have made the CTO extra inclined to present Rimac cash for no matter mission they had been discussing. Nonetheless, Rimac—by way of a bitter smile—stated, “No, these guys do not feel sorry.”

The Drive reached out to Rimac concerning the incident however the firm declined to remark.

The knee-jerk response is to imagine it was a Volkswagen Group govt, as Rimac is now a joint firm with Bugatti. It is also partnered with Porsche beneath the VW umbrella. Nonetheless, judging by Rimac’s remark about executives not feeling sorry, I am inclined to suppose no matter deal he was making an attempt to make fell by way of after the crash.

It might take some digging to search out out whose confidence overwhelmed their driving abilities within the Nevera. Clearly, Rimac is not about to let it slip and you do not see a well-paid auto govt busting down the door to say their snafu. Both method, it’s a must to really feel for the man as this implies not one however two of Rimac’s hypercars have been crashed by another person.

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