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"The top of the Nimbus Racing Broom Company's range. Capable of previously unseen speed and control. A world-class broom."
— Description[src]

The Nimbus 2001 is a broom produced by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company as part of their successful line of racing brooms.[1][2]

History

Conception of the Nimbus 2001

Draco Malfoy with his Nimbus 2001

Released in August, 1992, it was faster than its predecessor, the Nimbus 2000. It officially became the fastest broom in existence, until the launch of the Firebolt in 1993.[3] The broom itself is black and silver with revolving stirrups.[4] Despite the Firebolt being faster, the Nimbus 2001 is still used by the majority of Quidditch teams across the globe.

In January 1994, after Harry Potter receives a Firebolt as a Christmas gift, and it is confiscated by Professor McGonagall, on the grounds that it may have been sent by Sirius Black, Oliver Wood suggests Harry get a Nimbus 2001, but Harry flatly refuses to buy "anything Malfoy thinks is good".[5]

Known owners

Slytherin Quidditch team with their Nimbus 2001s gifted to them by Lucius Malfoy in 1992

The Slytherin Quidditch team was outfitted with a Nimbus 2001 each by Lucius Malfoy, with the suggestion being that the gift was in exchange for his son, Draco Malfoy being made Seeker.[2] It is unknown whether the students who joined the team in later years, such as C. Warrington, Vincent Crabbe, and Gregory Goyle, were given this model of broomstick when they joined the team or if they had to use the broomstick that they already had (if they had one). If the new players were not given Nimbus 2001s when they joined the team and did not have brooms of their own, they probably had to use one of the old school brooms.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Nimbus 2001 as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

Nimbus 2001 as seen in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Notes and references

Nimbus Racing Broom Company
Nimbus 2000 2001.jpg
Founder
Devlin Whitehorn
Products
Fambus Station Wagon · Nimbus 1000 · Nimbus 1001 · Nimbus 1500 · Nimbus 1700 · Nimbus 2000 · Nimbus 2001
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