The upcoming all-new Lotus Evija will be the world's most powerful production car. It can sprint from 0-100 under 3 seconds.
The upcoming Lotus Evija is an all-electric hypercar, which the company claims to be “the most powerful production car in the world." The hypercar has now entered initial stages of its production at the carmaker’s facility in Norfolk, UK. The Evija made its debut at the Guangzhou motor show in China. Moreover, the car is being tested at the company’s Hethel test track.
The upcoming Lotus Evija is an all-electric hypercar
Most of the track testing is done at Hethel, and the carmaker claims that they will also test the hypercar on other European race circuits.
“Physical prototype testing at speed is a landmark moment for the Evija and it is hugely exciting for everyone involved. We aim to make sure it’s a true Lotus in every sense, with exceptional performance that’s going to set new standards in the hypercar sector.”
- Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes at Lutos
Lotus says in a press release, "Over the coming months, several prototypes will cover many thousands of miles and hundreds of hours of driving assessment, including on public roads."
Lotus will only produce 130 units of the Evija hypercar worldwide
Production of the Lotus Evija will be initiated by mid-2020. The hypercar churns out 2,000 bhp of power, which is more than the peak power figures produced by the upcoming Pininfarina Battista, Rimac C-Two, and internally combusted Buggati Chiron which is currently in production. Lotus will only produce 130 units of the Evija hypercar worldwide.
The Lotus Evija will be a four-wheel-drive car and it will produce 17,000 Nm of twisting force
Each unit will carry a price tag of £2.04 million (Rs. 18.7 crores). The Lotus Evija will be a four-wheel-drive car and it will produce 17,000 Nm of twisting force. Moreover, the hypercar can sprint from 0-100kph in less than 3 seconds and 0-300 under 9 seconds. It can also achieve a top speed of 322kph. One can reserve the production car by paying a refundable deposit amount of £250,000 (Rs 2.5 crore).