The Lotus Evija is destined to break records. The electric supercar will be the most powerful road Lotus in its history, and it also aspires to become the most powerful production car in the world. With 2,000 hp and 0-300 km / h in less than nine seconds, only 130 units of the first battery-powered Lotus will be produced, each of which will be offered at a price of 2.3 million euros. To reserve you have to pay a deposit of 276,572 euros: the first deliveries are scheduled for 2020.
Williams mechanics and Italian chassis.
In addition to being the brand’s first electric, it is also the first model fully developed by the manufacturer after its acquisition by Geely.
With Chinese capital, Lotus technicians decided to aim high, designing a car that aims to beat the competition with record numbers. The Evija’s powertrain will have four electric motors, two for each axle, supplied by Integral Powertrain and a battery developed by Williams Advanced Engineering and mounted behind the cab, a stark reminder of the British automaker’s mid-engine sports cars.
This solution, in addition to providing greater design freedom, will allow the supercar to be updated with new components.
The carbon monocoque frame is manufactured by CPC, an Italian company, with the manufacturing technology of Formula 1 single-seaters : this solution, in addition to ensuring high levels of torsional rigidity, has allowed Lotus to reduce the weight of the central tank at only 129 kg.
The electric motors will provide a maximum power of 2,000 hp and 1,700 Nm, enough to take you from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds, to reach 300 km / h at rest in less than nine seconds and with a maximum speed of more than 320 km / h.
The official autonomy is 400 km in the Wltp cycle, a figure that is possible thanks to a 70 kWh and 2,000 kWh battery that can be recharged in just 18 minutes through a 350 kW column, while 80% of autonomy can be recovered in just 12 minutes. The system is theoretically capable of supporting 800 kW recharges which, when the first columns with this capacity reach the market, will allow it to be charged in just nine minutes.
Russell Carr’s design recalls the models of the past and rewrites their stylistic features: with a ground clearance of just 105 mm, the Evija has a design inspired by the cars of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from which some solutions are also derived. aerodynamic.
Handmade and customizable.
The Evija, Lotus Type 130 on the in-house registers, will be handcrafted in a purpose-built department within Hethel’s historic UK factory.
Each model will be customizable down to the last detail, from the carbon fiber body to the interior trim. This electric car will be the first in the world to use headlights with a dual laser illumination system supplied by Osram.
The magnesium wheels (20 ″ at the front and 21 ″ at the rear), with Pirelli Trofeo R tires specially developed for the car, are standard equipment.