Marta Longin, who is in charge of communications at Rimac Automobili, points to an empty stretch of poured concrete that is only covered by exposed ducting. She suggests that “that location” will be used for the construction of hypercars. She adjusts her hardhat, which is a cosplay development prop made of bright blue plastic and is identical to the one I am holding. I strain my eyes to see farther into the middle distance in order to get a better look at the 800,000 square foot plant that Rimac Engineering, the sister firm of her employer, is in the process of creating on this new “campus” on the outskirts of Zagreb.


“We will make the rest of the Nevera run, up to automobile 150,” she asserts, referring to Rimac’s outlandish, $2.2 million electric hypercar. “We will make automobile 150 in this article,” she says. “Once the generation process is finished, it will have been constructed with four different amenities,”

The extraordinary expansion that Croatia’s one and only automaker has seen is highlighted by the numerous assembly sites that were used for the first model of the up-and-coming marque. Rimac was founded in 2009 by Mate Rimac, who was just post-adolescent when he began his engineering wunderkind career. Rimac, who is now 35 years old, had the objective of introducing substantial functionality to the world of electric driven automobiles. Rimac presently appears to be delivering electrical electricity to superior-functioning automobiles.

Porsche and Aston Martin Are Going to Make Up the Battery Clientele.

Rimac Technologies, once the new manufacturing facility campus is finished, will be building high-performance battery systems for some of the largest and most well-respected names in the automotive industry, such as Porsche, Aston Martin, and Koenigsegg, in addition to other partners who have not been announced as of yet. This will be in addition to Rimac Technologies’ production of its own automobiles. Because Rimac’s electrical architecture and powertrain expertise is so valuable, the company was able to obtain a merger with Bugatti a few years ago. Bugatti was keen to acquire access to Rimac’s technology and establish itself as the premier EV brand in the future.

Longin asserts that the company intends to become a Tier 1 supplier for original equipment manufacturers. “In the same way that manufacturers are pleased to say that Brembo is responsible for their brakes, we want them to say that Rimac is in charge of producing batteries for their functionality battery units.” Powered by Rimac is going to be a shorthand way of seizing the grandeur of the brand’s electric hypercars. These are real bragging rights, and they include things like the fact that Rimac is currently recognised as the manufacturer of the world’s fastest production automobile. The Nevera recently set roughly two dozen records for speed and braking, including one in which it accelerated from zero to sixty miles per hour in only one minute and seven hundredths of a second.

Each and every Nevera Once Every Seven Weeks

In the meantime, a Nevera is produced every seven weeks at the facility that serves as both the headquarters and production centre for the company. On-site weaving and treatment are performed on the enormous carbon-fiber monocoque that makes up the chassis of the vehicle; this component is the most important part of the material that is utilised in the operation. Each system requires a total of 222 integrated aluminium inserts in addition to 300 additional connectors, all of which must be positioned manually with the assistance of aluminium jigs that have been custom-made.

Before the body panels and the frame are disassembled and taken to an on-site paint shop, they are hand-buffed and matched by a technician. An in-house mixologist can recommend exterior and interior colour combinations, as well as create a unique one-off to satisfy a customer’s rainbow-hued fancy. The on-site upholstery store is just as extravagant as the rest of the establishment, with its Necco Wafer-colored hanging hides. This is in spite of the fact that Mate, who is completely dedicated to the lifestyle of a vegetarian, informs customers that “Alcantara is superior.”

Two weeks are necessary for quality manage, which consists of frantic rounds of alignment and dyno testing in addition to exposure to a “monsoon room,” which imitates the powerful winds and rain of a hurricane, to make sure that all of the components and seals do not have any leaks. (This, as Longin lays out, is its very own Easter egg: A Nevera is an unexpectedly severe storm that can occur in the Mediterranean.) Immediately following the storm, a protective vinyl wrap covering the entire system is affixed to the vehicle, and it is then put through up to 500 miles of shakedown street screening as per the terms of the contract. An independent third-party evaluator performs a light-tunnel test on the end of the object right before it can be unwrapped. The chief of high quality management reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.