- World’s most powerful series production road car
- 0-100km/h in less than three seconds, top speed 320km/h
- Battery driving range target 400km, all hand-made
LONDON, England – An all-new Lotus Evija sport car, claiming the title ”World’s first fully electric British hypercar”, has been revealed with an electric drivetrain capable of 1470kW.
”Quite simply,” the British automakers says, ”the Lotus Evija is the most powerful series production road car yet built. It’s been engineered for use on the open road and the closed racetrack – the most dynamically accomplished model yet through the company’s 71 years.
”Above all else, it’s for the drivers.”
Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’ and continuing Lotus’ penchant for model names starting with E) means ‘first in existence’ or ‘living one’. Lotus says its arrival is the start of an exciting new chapter for the brand and for British sport cars. It will to be launched under the stewardship of Geely.
‘CAR LIKE NO OTHER’
Production will be limited to 130 units – a figure honouring its project code: Type 130. Production is scheduled to start some time in 2020 at the Lotus plant in eastern England..
Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said at the launch event in London: “The Lotus Evija is a car like no other. It will re-establish our brand in the hearts and minds of sport-car fans and on the global automotive stage. It will also pave the way for further visionary models.
“This is another amazing moment in the history of our company. The Evija is a true Lotus in every sense – it’s been developed with an unwavering passion to push boundaries, to explore new ways of thinking, to apply ground-breaking technology.”
Russell Carr, Lotus’ design director, added: “We studied how Le Mans race cars use air flow creatively to go not only over, under, and around the vehicle, but also through it. ”
The Evija, the automakers says, signals the start of a contemporary new Lotus design language which will evolve and reappear on future high-performance cars.