Watch The Rimac Nevera EV Race A Plane Flying Upside Down

Pitting cars against planes is nothing new, but that didn’t stop Rimac from conducting their own race with an aerobatic airplane in Croatia.

However, the company decided to put a twist on the idea by having the airplane fly upside down. That’s no easy feat so Rimac tapped Slovenian pilot Peter Podlunšek, who has been flying aerobatic planes since 1994 and has won eight national championships in aerobatics as well as competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships.

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He squared off against Rimac’s chief test and development driver, Miroslav Zrnčević, in a Nevera. The latter is one of the most extreme electric vehicles ever created as it features a 120 kWh battery pack that powers four motors, which produce a combined output of 1,887 hp (1,408 kW / 1,914 PS) and 1,740 lb-ft (2,360 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 1.85 seconds, 0-180 mph (0-290 km/h) in 9.3 seconds, and run the quarter mile in a ridiculous 8.582 seconds.

While the plane had the benefit of a running start, the Nevera quickly pulled ahead and never looked back. With the race out of the way, Podlunšek decided to show off his skills and perform a low altitude flyby with the Nevera at his side.

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