Rimac recently announced that it will bring two examples of Nevera at Monterey Car Week, but it appears that one of them was involved in an accident in California. The video shows the $2.5 million hypercar after it crashed into a Yamaha motorcycle under unknown circumstances.
The video was uploaded by a user on Tik Tok @mahdiyarsaberi. He claims the motorcyclist was driving recklessly on the Pacific Coast Highway before the accident. The damage and the position of the motorcycle on the street suggest that the collision occurred at low speed, although we do not see any skid marks behind the cars.
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The rider, who was wearing a helmet, gloves, vest and boots, can be seen sitting on his knees, probably trying to recover from the shock. The driver and passenger of the Rimac Nevera stopped to see the situation and no one appeared to be injured. As for the hypercar, there are some scratches on the carbon fiber rear panel, but nothing major.
Rimac just recently started shipping the Nevera, and the first happy customer is a former F1 champion and YouTuber Nico Rosberg. Unlike the F1 veteran’s black car, the Nevera in the photo is green, which leads us to believe this is the first example that are out of production. Owned by Rimac, this one combines a Callisto Green Pearl exterior with Graphite Vertex wheels and a Sand Alcantara interior. Interestingly, one of the people in the video appears to be a Rimac Automobili test driver Miroslav “Mrgud” Zrnčevich, who is often seen driving a hypercar. A car with the same characteristics appeared at Goodwood last June, driven by the same guy.
We’re hoping that the Croatian company has brought some Nevera replacement parts to California, and that there will be enough time for repairs before the North American debut next week at The Quail. After the show, one of the Nevers went on a big tour of the US, and the other will return to Europe. It will be interesting to see if this accident affects Rymak’s schedule.
Note that this is not the first “Disbelief” to receive damage. If you do not count the prototypes that participated in Art crash testsanother example of Nevera was destroyed by an unnamed autooff while he was trying the drift mode on the test track.
H/T to Insideevs